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Pat Walker, Bugler at Baltimore Orioles home games

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Bugles are associated with baseball. It’s a rare game where you don’t hear the cavalry charge being sounded. Or the six note call-da-da-da-daaa-da-daaa charge call. Just when the tradition started needs further research but here is Baltimore’s own Pat Walker who was the Baltimore Orioles’ unofficial bugler at Memorial Stadium. A TV story on Pat Walker […]

Echo Taps

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

ECHO TAPS Echo Taps is a custom of sounding the call with two buglers standing at some distance apart to achieve an echo effect. Although a popular way of sounding Taps, it is not correct protocol to have two players sound Taps. Arlington National Cemetery does not permit Echo Taps to be performed during services […]

The Taps Myth

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

THE TAPS MYTH MAKE SURE YOU READ THE LAST PAGE FOR THE TAPS MYTH CHALLENGE Almost every day when I check my e-mails, I get a message or two asking about or forwarding a story for my comment or enlightenment. It starts with, “It all began during the Civil War…” and goes on to relate […]

Bicycle Bugles and Bugling

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

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 […]

A Bugle Call Remembered Thank You

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

On behalf of  Taps for Veterans, thank you so much for being part of “A Bugle Call Remembered: Taps at the Funeral of President John F. Kennedy” marking the 50th anniversary of the Keith Clark’s rendition of our National Song of Farewell. 24 States and the District of Columbia were represented with buglers coming from […]

Letter from Keith Clark

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Letter from Keith Clark to Jari Villanueva 1992 Click on letter for full text

National Song of Remembrance

Friday, December 28th, 2012

TAPS OUR NATIONAL SONG OF REMEMBRANCE Through the efforts of Jari Villanueva, Les Hampton and TAPS 150, we were able to push through the bill to have Taps finally recognized on the national level. This effort was started almost three years ago and we are thankful to Rep. Tom Reed of NY for introducing the […]

Keith Clark, Bugler at JFK’s Funeral

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

KEITH COLLAR CLARK (1927-2002) Keith Clark was the Principal Bugler with The United States Army Band who was placed in the world spotlight when he was called to sound Taps at the Funeral of John F. Kennedy. The story of the “Broken Note”can be read by CLICKING HERE Clark was born on November 21, 1927, […]

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