Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

Monday, September 10th, 2018

A bugle, a soldier, and a real hero of September 11th Above is a photo of US Army PFC Ira Rolston sounding a captured Viet Cong bugle in the Ia Drang Valley Battle in 1965. I found this picture some time ago while researching at the National Archives. The picture floored me as here appeared […]

Baseball and The Star-Spangled-Banner

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Baseball and The Star-Spangled-Banner It is performed at the start of every professional sports contest. Played by instrumentalists or sung by vocalists, it has become part of a tradition in the United States to recognize and honor the nation before the start of an event. Nor has this practice been confined to sports. Many band […]

Hitting the High Notes

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Hitting the High Notes…For Those that say I have one of the worst Jobs. My preparation is always the same. My instrument is so highly polished, that even on a dark day, its gleaming on all sides and angles. A mirror of every visible image. The carrying case is dark and deep black with a […]

The Bugle Call That Went Viral

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

The Bugle Call That Went Viral CLICK START BUTTON TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST From: Between The Liner Notes. Between the Liner Notes is a documentary style podcast about music, why it is the way it is and how it got to be that way. Episodes are released the first Monday of every month. www.betweenthelinernotes.com […]

The Night That Taps Was Played Twice

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The Night That Taps Was Played Twice A Personal Reminiscence Growing up in Wisconsin during the 1950s and 60s, I was active in the Boy Scouts. At that time, World War II was still in the not so distant past and many of the Scout dads were veterans. Over the years I encountered dads who […]

An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The story of America’s most famous bugle call

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The Story of America’s Most Famous Bugle Call © Jari Villanueva If you would like to order a copy of the entire book CLICK HERE By Jari Villanueva Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to evoke emotion than […]

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me by Jari Villanueva 100 Nights of Taps Gettysburg On any weekday at cemeteries throughout the United States, a military ritual occurs that is both familiar and moving. An escort of honor comes to attention and presents arms. Next, a firing party fires three rifle volleys. After the briefest […]

Memorial Day At Arlington

Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Flying Tigers Ceremony at Arlington My Memorial Day Story I was on active duty with the USAF Band from 1985-2008 as a trumpeter and bugler in the Ceremonial Brass. In 1988 I was assigned to sound Taps at the annual reunion and memorial service for the Flying Tigers, the famed WWII flying unit in […]

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