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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Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

On March 4, 1865 Abraham Lincoln made his way to the United States Capitol to be sworn in for his second term of office. No American election had ever been held under wartime conditions and it was testament to the will of the country and president that it happened. Lincoln’s platform was under the newly […]

An Introductory History of the Bugle From its Early Origins to the Present Day

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

An Introductory History of the Bugle From its Early Origins to the Present Day By Jari Villanueva ©2019 TapsBugler Where to begin? How to approach an elusive subject such as the history of bugles? The first thing is to find a definition of “bugle.” And as we explore the history of the bugle, it is […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

DANIEL ADAMS BUTTERFIELD 1831-1901 Who was the general whose name is associated with Taps?  Daniel Adams Butterfield was born in Utica, New York, on October 31, 1831.  He was the third son (of nine children) born to John Butterfield and Malinda Baker Butterfield.  John Butterfield (1801-1869) was a prominent Utica businessman who pioneered the transportation […]

From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

Monday, September 10th, 2018

A bugle, a soldier, and a real hero of September 11th Above is a photo of US Army PFC Ira Rolston sounding a captured Viet Cong bugle in the Ia Drang Valley Battle in 1965. I found this picture some time ago while researching at the National Archives. The picture floored me as here appeared […]

Baseball and The Star-Spangled-Banner

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Baseball and The Star-Spangled-Banner It is performed at the start of every professional sports contest. Played by instrumentalists or sung by vocalists, it has become part of a tradition in the United States to recognize and honor the nation before the start of an event. Nor has this practice been confined to sports. Many band […]

Hitting the High Notes

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

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 is dark and deep black with a […]

An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The story of America’s most famous bugle call

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

An Excerpt From Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The Story of America’s Most Famous Bugle Call © Jari Villanueva If you would like to order a copy of the entire book CLICK HERE By Jari Villanueva Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognized or more apt to evoke emotion than […]

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 […]

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