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Celebrate 150 Years of Taps

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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.

National Song of Remembrance

TAPS OUR NATIONAL SONG OF REMEMBRANCE Through the efforts of Jari Villanueva, Les Hampton and TAPS 150, we were able to push through the bill to have Taps finally recognized on the national level. This effort was started almost three years ago and we are thankful to Rep. Tom Reed of NY for introducing the […]

Keith Clark, Bugler at JFK’s Funeral

KEITH COLLAR CLARK (1927-2002) Keith Clark was the Principal Bugler with The United States Army Band who was placed in the world spotlight when he was called to sound Taps at the Funeral of John F. Kennedy. The story of the “Broken Note”can be read by CLICKING HERE Clark was born on November 21, 1927, […]

Taps Played for the First Time-A Poem

  Taps Played for the First Time Harrison’s Landing Virginia, July, 1862 A sentinel paces in the moldering dank, exercising the manual to no end but to keep himself upright and alive — shoulder arms, support arms, right shoulder shift — while midsummer insects flourish in his sweat, creeping down and through, drawing nourishment, then […]

Modern Bugle Calls

BUGLE CALLS Here is a link to Modern Bugle Calls http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/appendix/buglecalls/Buglecallsequence.html

The 11th Wing at Bolling Air Force Base, DC and the Kennedy Funeral

Just about every person over the age of forty-five can tell you where they were, how they felt and what they did upon hearing the news of the assassination of  President John F. Kennedy forty years ago this week. For Air Force members stationed with the 11th Air Base Group at Bolling Air Force Base, […]

Harvey Derrick The Saddest Song

The Saddest Song. Written by Harvey Derrick[cincopa AsJA7Xa1Xl6V] Used with Permission. If you are interested in a download contact ME The Composer Harvey Derrick lived and worked most of his younger years on a Texas ranch. He is a soft spoken, easy going Oklahoman who’s performance, whether in the church, on the football field or […]

Calvin Titus

Calvin Pearl Titus September 22, 1879 — May 27, 1966 August 14, 2010 marked the 110th anniversary of U.S. Army Corporal and Trumpeter Calvin P Titus’ daring exploit that resulted in his being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Calvin credited his time in his uncle’s evangelical band with giving him the bugle skills to […]

Donna-Mae Smith Bugler

Donna-Mae Smith First Woman Bugler in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps SOUNDING HER FINAL NOTE By Jennifer Mathis www.newsreview.info It’s one thing to wake up at 5 o’clock each morning. It’s another thing to wake up at 5 o’clock and sound the trumpet an hour later. During her time in the Army, Donna-Mae Smith was […]

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