Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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Celebrate 150 Years of Taps


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.

The Star Spangled Banner adoption as our national anthem

March 3rd marks the anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner’s” adoption as our national anthem, thanks in large part to John Charles Linthicum, a Maryland congressman who spent 12 years working to convince members of Congress to enact legislation. The Star-Spangled Banner” has been the topic of performance interpretation since it has came back into the […]

2013 in Review

  Happy 2014! Well, we ended last year’s holiday letter by saying we hoped 2013 wouldn’t be as busy as 2012, but if anything it seems to have been a bit busier! Jari started off the year by guest conducting a high school honor band in New Jersey, performing with pianist Helen Beedle in Roanoke, […]

Taps for Vince

  TAPS FOR VINCE by Stan Mays Two men in stiff military uniforms impatiently waited in the hallway outside my seventh-grade band class. They alternately looked at their watches and at our school principal, who was leaning into our practice room and looking solemnly at Vince Lucas, our first-chair trumpet player and my best friend. “Vince,” […]

December 7th Bugler

A bugle story for December 7th From “Day of Infamy” by Walter Lord “Then a plane swept by, [the barracks at Pearl Harbor] raking the line of men. Wild confusion, as the the men scattered for their guns and stations. Bugles began sounding. Corporal Harry Fox thought the old call To Arms did more than […]

The Kennedy presidency Jean Shepherd

The original November 25, 1963 evening radio broadcast by Jean Shepherd of WOR radio. The legendary broadcaster spent 45 minutes talking about the impact of the Kennedy presidency, and his death, on American life. He shared his thoughts on America’s culture, democracy and future. MPR’s Matt Sepic produced this documentary with the assistance of the […]

Accurate Listing of Music at President Kennedy’s Funeral

“Accurate Listing of Funeral Music” by Irving Lowens, Washington Star music critic (Reprinted from the Washington Star, 12/1/63.) Last Monday, millions watched the solemn procession of the caisson from the Capitol to the White House, from the White House to St. Matthew’s Cathedral, from the cathedral to Arlington National Cemetery and as they watched, heartsick, […]

Taps for JFK Friday Nov 22

  The Newseum in Washington, DC has asked me to sound Taps this Friday at 2:38 PM, the time of the announcement of the death of JFK. Please join me wherever you are in sounding the call for our 35th president. http://www.newseum.org/news/2013/11/president-kennedy-is-assassinated.html

A Bugle Call Remembered Thank You

On behalf of  Taps for Veterans, thank you so much for being part of “A Bugle Call Remembered: Taps at the Funeral of President John F. Kennedy” marking the 50th anniversary of the Keith Clark’s rendition of our National Song of Farewell. 24 States and the District of Columbia were represented with buglers coming from […]

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