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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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The Titanic Bugler

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

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 in […]

Bicycle Bugles and Bugling

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Bicycle Bugles and Bugling By Paul Schmidt This article was written for “The Wheelmen” who kindly granted permission to reprint. www.thewheelmen.org The bicycle bugle, along with the club uniform, was an indispensable part of highwheel cycling activities in the 1880’s. Nothing was more desirable for proper formation discipline and maneuvers of the cyclists than a […]

The Miles Standish Wooden Bugle

Friday, March 9th, 2018

The Miles Standish Wooden Bugle When Miles Standish came to Plymouth in the Mayflower, he brought with him a queer wooden bugle that had been made for him many years before by a friend in England. Many years ago this cartoon was clipped out and sent to me by a good friend Edie. She knew […]

African American Buglers

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

African American Buglers who have served our Nation      

Hitting the High Notes

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Story of Unknown Bugler. By Eric Lewis Hitting the High Notes…For Those that say I have one of the worst Jobs. My preparation is always the same. My instrument is so highly polished, that even on a dark day, its gleaming on all sides and angles. A mirror of every visible image. The carrying case […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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