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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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100 Nights of Taps

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2017 Taps sounded every evening at 7 PM by the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg PA. starting May 29, 2017 and ending September 4 This will be at the Soldiers Monument at the Gettysburg National Cemetery. 100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2017 is sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania The […]

The Titanic Bugler

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

THE TITANIC BUGLER Percy William Fletcher in his White Star uniform with his horn, a British Duty Bugle pitched in B Flat. On board the RMS Titanic was Percy William Fletcher of Southampton.  Fletcher was the ship’s Bugler. He would announce meals and any events that were happening on the ship. Mr Percy William Fletcher was born […]

Lyrics or Words to Taps

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Lyrics or Words to Taps The new bugle signal (also known as “Butterfield’s Lullaby”) is called “Taps” in common usage because it is was used for the same purpose (to signal lights out) as the three drum taps. However the U.S. Army still called it Extinguish Lights and it did not officially change the name […]

Charles Clarke Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Charles Clarke, Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry By Sam Young, Fort Larned NHS Volunteer The painting below titled “Get ‘Em, Boys!” by Jerry Thomas, shows Captain Albert Barnitz, Commander, Company G 7th Cavalry, Bugler Edward Botzer, and G Company cavalrymen at Fort Wallace, Kansas, on June 26, 1867, in their first fight there with […]

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 […]

Taps 25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD released on September 12, 2006

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Hard to believe this film is now 35 years old. I was honored to take part in the 25th anniversary re-release in 2006 A re-release of the 1981 film with George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn and Tom Cruise. It includes a bunch of bonus material including the original TV spots and “The Bugler’s […]

Buglers in the Civil War

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Of all the memories veterans recalled of their Civil War experience, countless reminiscences of music can be found in thousands of letters and journals of soldiers who fought on both sides. Music played a large part in the war and the field music of buglers was not only necessary for the telling of time and […]

Why the Name “Taps”?

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

WHY THE NAME “TAPS”?   Taps is the name of the final call of the evening in the United States military. The call is sounded at an interval after Tattoo.  There are  a few explanations for the name of Taps. It is not an acronym, although there are two organizations that exist using  the acronym. […]

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  1. 100 Nights of Taps
  2. The Titanic Bugler
  3. Lyrics or Words to Taps
  4. Charles Clarke Bugler Company G 7th US Cavalry
  5. Performance Guidelines for Taps