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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Articles from the ‘Getting Started on the Bugle’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Moe Berg Catcher and Spy

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Moe Berg: Catcher and Spy When baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig went on tour in baseball-crazy Japan in 1934, some fans wondered why a third-string catcher named Moe Berg was included.  The answer was simple: Berg was a US spy. Speaking 15 languages – including Japanese – Moe Berg had two loves: baseball […]

Folding The Flag

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

A United States burial casket flag drapes the casket of deceased veterans and first responders to honor the memory of their service to the country. The ceremonial folding and presentation of the flag is a moving tribute of lasting importance to the veteran’s family. Burial or interment flags are 5 x 9 1/2 and are […]

African American Buglers

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

African American Buglers who have served our Nation      

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 […]

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