Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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“ Welcome to Tapsbugler! Helping provide Taps for Veterans at military funerals is important to us! Please contact us on information about providing a live bugler to sound Taps at the ceremony for your loved one. Just click on Find A Bugler below. Please explore the website and I hope you come away with a little more knowledge about this great American treasure we have in those 24 notes. ”

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.

Bicycle Bugles and Bugling

Bicycle Bugles and Bugling By Paul Schmidt This article was written for “The Wheelmen” who kindly granted permission to reprint. www.thewheelmen.org The bicycle bugle, along with the club uniform, was an indispensable part of highwheel cycling activities in the 1880’s. Nothing was more desirable for proper formation discipline and maneuvers of the cyclists than a […]

Taps History on NPR

Taps History on NPR http://www.npr.org/2011/05/30/136721508/historian-explains-the-origin-of-taps


BUGLE CALL By Captain W. I. Green, Quincy, Illinois The National Tribune, Washington, D.C. May 19, 1910 Sunlight and shadow scattered o’re A checker’d tangle on th’ floor Of Nature’s pathway. From the spay Of quaking asp, from bramble gay, And every bush the way along Float mellow notes of vagrant song; To song and water’s […]

The Sound of a Trumpet

The Sound of a Trumpet from “It is Written” By Cecil J. Blay It was only the other day that I found myself doing it again . . . . listening! Not listening to the sounds which constantly surround us all, but listening in the silence for something else. It is one of my chief pleasures […]


TAPS FOR LEW SOLOFF By Jari Villanueva Lew Soloff, US Army Photo courtesy of Laura Solomon-used by permission For military buglers in the United States, sounding Taps is the most sacred duty they can render. This musical honor has been in existence since the Civil War and for many buglers it is a duty they […]

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln made his way to the US Capitol to be sworn in for his second term of office. No American election had ever been held under wartime conditions and it was testament to the will of the country and president that it happened. Lincoln’s platform was under the newly completed […]

Digital Taps for Clark Terry?

NO LIVE BUGLER FOR CLARK TERRY I was informed that at the funeral for the great trumpeter, Clark Terry, the US Navy provided military funeral honors as all services should do for our veterans. I am heartbroken to find out that the digital bugle (which plays a recorded version of Taps though a device while […]

Leo Foster WWI Bugler

Remembering forgotten veterans of World War I By Ashley Strickland, CNN  Nov 2014 CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/11/us/remembering-wwi-veterans/?cid=homepage-ob-gc&iref=obnetwork   Foster, far right, with his fellow buglers.  (CNN) — In 1917, at age 24, Leo Foster went from being a musician to an instrument of war. The La Crosse, Wisconsin, native isn’t in any textbook. His name didn’t go […]

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