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. ”

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Civil War Re-enacting for the Bugler

Monday, June 12th, 2017

CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTING FOR THE BUGLER Re-enacting the American Civil War is a popular hobby not only in the United States but also around the world. The following information has been gathered from many sources and is meant to be a guide for those who wish to portray a Civil War bugler. Bugling is a […]

100 Nights of Taps

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2017 Taps sounded every evening at 7 PM  in Gettysburg PA. May 29-September 4, 2017 This will be at the Soldiers Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND 100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2017 is sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania The National Park Service Taps […]

Performance Guidelines for Taps

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The Significance of Taps   There are two pieces of music that particularly stir the hearts and emotions of Americans — The Star-Spangled Banner and Taps. To many Americans Taps conveys an important message through its twenty-four notes. To U.S. soldiers from the Civil War on, when sounded at night the call meant that all […]

THE LETTER

Friday, November 25th, 2016

THE LETTER A 9-year old’s letter to a US Army Bugler in 1963. Several days after the state funeral for President John F. Kennedy on November 25, 1963, a young boy named Eddie Hunter sat at a Royal typewriter and wrote a letter to Sergeant Keith Clark of the US Army Band. Several days after […]

Learning to play the Bugle

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Learning to play the bugle. How do I start? Where do I get a bugle? Every week I receive an email from someone who is interested in learning to play the bugle. Their desire is to play for military funerals when a live bugler can’t be found. With the decrease of support from active duty […]

Boy Scouts of America March by Sousa

Monday, October 24th, 2016

  BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MARCH BY JOHN PHILIP SOUSA Sousa wrote this march for the Boy Scouts of America after a request from Dr. Charles D. Hart. Sousa was a great supporter of Scouting who believed it was a powerful force in teaching Americanism.   A very melodic march, the bugle march is used […]

BUGLES AND SCOUTING

Friday, October 21st, 2016

  BUGLES AND SCOUTING by BRUCE MCCREA http://familyandscoutinghistory.com/index.php/bugles-and-scouting Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of World Scouting, introduced the idea of Boy Scouting to the British public with the 1908 publication of his book SCOUTING FOR BOYS. On page 44 of that book, he included the music for “The Scout’s Call” with the caption “For scout master […]

Ode To The Star-Spangled Banner

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

“Ode To The Star-Spangled Banner” Recreating a long lost piece of musical history By Jari Villanueva “By Dawn’s Early Light” In September, 2014 the nation celebrated and commemorated the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Defense of Fort McHenry”, a poem later set to music that would eventually become our national anthem. Among the […]

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