Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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Retreat and To The Color

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

  RETREAT AND TO THE COLOR Retreat is a daily ceremony held at all military installations as the national flag is lowered at the end of the day. The ceremony of Retreat is derived from the one of the three required formations in the Army. These formations date back to the Revolutionary War and were […]

Protocol for Taps

Friday, September 29th, 2017

PROTOCOL FOR TAPS INSTRUCTION FOR MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PLEASE HELP US WITH A DONATION YOUR HELP KEEPS THIS WEBSITE RUNNING WITHOUT ADS THANKS!! If you are having trouble with the PayPaL link, use this one: https://www.paypal.me/TapsBugler Protocol for Taps Instruction for military and civilian YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THIS PROTOCOL BY CLICKING HERE One […]

Tomb of the Unknown Ceremonies

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Changing of the Guard and Wreath Laying ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns At each Changing of the Guard and Wreath Laying the relief commander salutes the tomb and announces what is about happen.  “Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please. I am (name and rank) of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, United States Army, […]

Air Force Sergeant Traces Bugle’s History

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Air Force Sergeant Traces Bugle’s History By Rudi Williams American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 8, 2000 – Military buglers have been communicating with troops and their families for centuries. Decked out in a Civil War Union soldier’s uniform, Air Force Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva stands at a bugle display table at Arlington (Va.) […]

100 Nights of Taps

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Taps at Gettysburg-What Taps means to me by Jari Villanueva 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 of moments, a bugler sounds […]

100 Nights of Taps

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PLAYED IN 2017 WE WILL REGISTER PLAYERS FOR 2018 IN FEB. 2018 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 […]

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 […]

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