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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. ”

Celebrate 150 Years of Taps

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Daniel Adams Butterfield

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Patriot Brass Ensemble

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

The Patriot Brass Ensemble The Patriot Brass Ensemble, founded by Steven Behnke, is the first and only civilian brass group dedicated to enriching the lives of veterans of the United States Military.  Their website can be found HERE. Please take a minute to “Join” to get their quarterly newsletter. This will keep you up to […]

Oliver Willcox Norton

Friday, October 8th, 2010

OLIVER WILLCOX NORTON 1839-1920 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 Who was the young bugler who first sounded the call of Taps?  There is much known about him […]

Taps as our National Song of Remembrance

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The few words of the Gettysburg Address changed the course of our nation. The few notes of Taps express a Nations thanks and gratitude for service as no symphony could ever do. The bugle call Taps has, for almost 150 years, held a special place in our American heritage. Originally conceived as a replacement signal […]

Taps Music, Sound Files and Information

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Sheet Music and Sound File to Taps Click on the links TAPS ON A CIVIL WAR BUGLE TAPS SGM WOODY ENGLISH- PLAYED ON A BACH BUGLE TAPS SOUNDED AT THE KENNEDY FUNERAL NOV 1963 In order to provide you with music and sound files of Taps we have included these resources in TapsBugler. If you […]

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