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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

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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.

Taps as our National Song of Remembrance

The few words of the Gettysburg Address changed the course of our nation. The few notes of Taps express a Nations thanks and gratitude for service as no symphony could ever do. The bugle call Taps has, for almost 150 years, held a special place in our American heritage. Originally conceived as a replacement signal […]

Bugles and Bugling prior to the Civil War

The Evolution of Trumpet and Bugle Signals in the United States Military from 1798-1874 Introduction Armies have used signaling instruments ever since there have been organized militaries. Trumpets and bugles have always been utilized to relay important information and as a function in everyday military life. The calls, sounded on predominantly brass horns, were crucial […]

Articles and Manuals

Articles about Taps and Bugle History The following are articles with great information on the history of Taps, bugles, trumpets and  bugling. These have been collected over many years after much research. If you wish to download these you will have a comprehensive history of this great military tradition. These are all in PDF format. […]

Taps Hoax Blown

BUGLE HOAX BLOWN, BUT NOT BEFORE CAPTURING HEARTS Anchorage Daily News Copyright (c) 1993, Anchorage Daily News TOM KIZZIA Daily News reporter On the morning of the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, radio listeners in Homer heard an extraordinary story told by a local man over KBBI, the town’s public radio station. Steve Boyle […]

The Life of Giovanni Martino (John Martin): Custer’s Bugler

The Life of Giovanni Martino (John Martin): Custer’s Bugler From a blog The General raised his hand, signaling the battalion to halt.  Leaning forward in his saddle, he intently studied the valley below.  Nearby, four mounted men remained still while, further back, his troopers dismounted to adjust saddles and check their weapons.  Instinctively, his seasoned […]

When Taps is Blown for Me

WHEN TAPS IS BLOWN FOR ME Author Unknown When my last hitch is ended, And this weary, time-worn clay Is shrouded with Old Glory And forever laid away, Will those who soldiered with me, For a moment cease their glee To bow their heads in sadness When Taps is blown for me? Will they march […]

Buglers of WWII

Videos and Photos of Buglers who served in WWII        

What is Taps?

WHAT IS TAPS? It consists of 24 notes played on an instrument that can only play five pitches of the overtone series. It’s a call that is easily recognized within the first three notes. It’s usually played on a bugle or trumpet. It’s the only call in the military that is played slowly throughout. Its […]

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