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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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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 […]

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 […]

Civil War Re-enacting for the Bugler

Monday, June 12th, 2017

CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTING FOR THE BUGLER Re-enacting the American Civil War is a popular hobby not only in the United States but also around the world. The following information has been gathered from many sources and is meant to be a guide for those who wish to portray a Civil War bugler. Bugling is a […]

100 Nights of Taps

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2018 POSTERS ARE HERE! Click here for order form: DonationsForPosterDriveOct2018 REGISTRATION FOR 2019 WILL TAKE PLACE IN FEB 2019   100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2019 Taps sounded every evening at 7 PM  in Gettysburg PA. May 27-September 2, 2019 This will be at the Soldiers Monument in the Gettysburg National […]

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 […]

THE LETTER

Friday, November 25th, 2016

THE LETTER A 9-year old’s letter to a US Army Bugler in 1963. Several days after the state funeral for President John F. Kennedy on November 25, 1963, a young boy named Eddie Hunter sat at a Royal typewriter and wrote a letter to Sergeant Keith Clark of the US Army Band. Several days after […]

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 […]

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