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This page contains extensive articles on the subjects of taps, bugles, buglers, history, events, and news. Browse by tags or categories to find articles of interest.

Buglers in the Civil War

Of all the memories veterans recalled of their Civil War experience, countless reminiscences of music can be found in thousands of letters and journals of soldiers who fought on both sides. Music played a large part in the war and the field music of buglers was not only necessary for the telling of time and […]

Why the Name “Taps”?

WHY THE NAME “TAPS”?   Taps is the name of the final call of the evening in the United States military. The call is sounded at an interval after Tattoo.  There are  a few explanations for the name of Taps. It is not an acronym, although there are two organizations that exist using  the acronym. […]

Taps in “From Here To Eternity”

James Jones, wrote about Taps in his novel that takes place in Pearl Harbor, “From Here To Eternity”: He looked at his watch and as the second hand touched the top stepped up and raised the bugle to the megaphone, and the nervousness dropped from him like a discarded blouse, and he was suddenly alone, […]

William Harten, Jr. US Navy Cornetist

   William Harten, Jr. US Navy Cornetist. The story of a musician and December 7, 1941 William Harten, Jr. was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Navy prior to WWII, trained at the Navy School of Music in Washington, D.C. from 1940-1941 and then served as a musician during the war. Both Bill […]

Allen Bodenlos Bugle Master, Pearl Harbor Survivor

Allen Bodenlos Bugle Master Allen Bodenlos was born August 13, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from High school in 1940. While in HS, he joined the school band and played trumpet along with French Horn and Baritone horn. He wanted to become a musician after high school and had been accepted into a conservatory […]

THE LETTER

THE LETTER A 9-year old’s letter to a US Army Bugler in 1963. Several days after the state funeral for President John F. Kennedy on November 25, 1963, a young boy named Eddie Hunter sat at a Royal typewriter and wrote a letter to Sergeant Keith Clark of the US Army Band. Several days after […]

THE COURAGE OF SAM BIRD

READER’S DIGEST, May, 1989 “I didn’t learn about leadership and the strength of character it requires from an Ivy League graduate course.  I learned by watching one tall captain with proud bearing and penetrating eyes.” THE COURAGE OF SAM BIRD By B. T. Collins I met Capt. Samuel R. Bird on a dusty road near An Khe, South Vietnam, one hot […]

Learning to play the Bugle

Learning to play the bugle. How do I start? Where do I get a bugle? Every week I receive an email from someone who is interested in learning to play the bugle. Their desire is to play for military funerals when a live bugler can’t be found. With the decrease of support from active duty […]

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  1. Buglers in the Civil War
  2. Why the Name “Taps”?
  3. Taps in “From Here To Eternity”
  4. William Harten, Jr. US Navy Cornetist
  5. Allen Bodenlos Bugle Master, Pearl Harbor Survivor