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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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Calvin Titus

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Calvin Pearl Titus September 22, 1879 -May 27, 1966 On August 14, 1900  U.S. Army Corporal and Trumpeter Calvin P Titus performed a daring exploit that resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor. Calvin credited his time in his uncle’s evangelical band with giving him the bugle skills to join the armed forces […]

The Evolution of Taps

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

THE EVOLUTION OF TAPS The twenty-four notes we know as Taps has been in use in the US military since its origin in 1862. It has undergone slight modifications over the years but has essentially remained the same. To provide background to the music of Taps, an evolution of the call is presented. This material […]

Diary of a World War One Bugler

Friday, January 19th, 2018

DIARY OF A WWI BUGLER Diary kept by Wayne W. DeSilvey, 1st Bugler of Company I, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. The complete diary covers the period from January 1, 1918, through April 15, 1919. CLICK HERE TO READ THE DIARY

John Philip Sousa’s Christmas Gift to the United States

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

John Philip Sousa’s Christmas Gift to the United States. We may think of “The Stars and Stripes Forever!” around Independence Day, but did you know it was written around Christmas? “The Stars and Stripes Forever” is certainly America’s greatest march. It is associated with the United States and recognized everywhere in the world. The march […]

Joy in the Mourning

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Some thoughts on the words to Taps. From: “Joy in the Mourning” by Leslie Harder     A few weeks ago, my mind wandered to the words to the song “Taps”. I was thinking about William’s service held eight months ago today and the bugler playing Taps while my sister clasped my shoulder from behind me. […]

Oliver Willcox Norton

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Who was the bugler who first sounded the call of Taps? When it it happen? What did he do after his time in the Army?   OLIVER WILLCOX NORTON 1839-1920 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 […]

The Lincoln Bugle

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

“The Lincoln Bugle? History not proven.” Someone spent over $100,00 for a nice family heirloom whose connection with the Lincoln Funeral is a story. by Jari Villanueva and John Bieniarz A bugle purporting to be the bugle used at the funeral of Abraham Lincoln was sold at an auction house in Dallas, Texas. The sale […]

A Sousa Reader Essays, Interviews, and Clippings BOOK REVIEW

Monday, November 13th, 2017

A Sousa Reader Essays, Interviews, and Clippings Edited by Bryan Proksch with a forward by John Philip Sousa IV Published 2017, GIA Publications, Chicago. 184 pages ISBN 978-1-62277-212-4 Available in softcover through Amazon Reviewed by Jari Villanueva-November 13, 2017 Who was John Philip Sousa? And what did he think about music, politics and the world? […]

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