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The Star Mangled Banner

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Fergie’s recent performance of our national anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star game got me thinking about the performance protocol. It is interesting to note that on March 3rd we will commemorate the “The Star-Spangled Banner’s” adoption as our national anthem, thanks in large part to John Charles Linthicum, a Maryland congressman who spent 12 years working to […]

Hail to the Chief

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

What is the piece of music played each time the President is announced? Where did that tune originate? “Hail To The Chief” Arranged by Jari Villanueva, played by the USAF Band HISTORY OF “HAIL TO THE CHIEF” Hail to the Chief, with its preceding Ruffles and Flourishes, is traditionally played to announce the arrival of […]

“Buglin’ Sam” DeKemel

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Before there was a “Sam The Bugler” (the racetrack trumpeter in New York) there was “Buglin’ Sam” DeKemel.   Before there was a “Sam The Bugler” (the racetrack trumpeter in New York) there was “Buglin’ Sam” DeKemel. He was born Mathew Antoine Desire’ Dekemel (sometimes spelled De Kemel) on January 15, 1903 in New Orleans. […]

The extraordinary life and lasting military legacy of Oliver Willcox Norton

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Soldier, Author, Bugler The extraordinary life and lasting military legacy of Oliver Willcox Norton By Theodore J. Karle Published here with the kind permission of militaryimages.atavist.com The article can be found at: https://militaryimages.atavist.com/soldier-author-bugler-oliver-wilcox-norton-winter-2016 Oliver Willcox Norton, a modest and self-effacing Pennsylvania schoolteacher, left behind one of America’s lasting military legacies. His Civil War service included […]

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 […]

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  1. The Star Mangled Banner
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  5. The extraordinary life and lasting military legacy of Oliver Willcox Norton