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. ”

Celebrate 150 Years of Taps

Find a Taps Bugler for Funerals or other Ceremonies-Taps Across America!

At Baltimore National Cemetery Oct 2010

Find a Live Bugler
443 801-5274



Taps For Veterans
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Bugle calls can be an important part of many special events. Whether sounding a call for attention or announcement, sounding To The Color at a patriotic ceremony, or performing Taps at a funeral or memorial service, Taps Bugler can provide this service to you or help you to find a bugler in your area. I have performed at Memorial Day and Veterans Day services in the Baltimore/Washington area, at many funerals and church services and at many Civil War related events. I sound Taps in a military uniform, Civil War uniform or dark suit, to fit the occasion.

In Chanolles France for a Memorial Service Sept 2009

Civil War event Fairfax VA 2002

If you are within 100 miles of Baltimore/Washington DC and you are looking for a bugler to sound Taps at a funeral, EMAIL ME, JARI VILLANUEVA or reach me by phone, (443) 801-5274. If I am not available to talk, leave a message and I will return your call.

There are other organizations that provide buglers for funerals.
If you would like to have your organization linked here please contact us by clicking HERE


There is not one American that has not been touched by its haunting melody  just 24 notes, but it’s clear, sad tones conjuring up memories of loved ones lost or instilling hope and bringing comfort and peace. It’s the song that gives us that lump in our throats and tears in our eyes.

TAPS FOR VETERANS is an web-based organization led by former military musicians and active and retired military veterans who acutely understand the importance of properly sounding Taps, our “National Song of Remembrance” as a way of expressing the nation’s gratitude for a veteran’s service.

TAPS FOR VETERANS is looking for buglers from across the country. Buglers may be former or active military, civilian, student or professional. Ultimately, buglers with a strong desire to serve our nation.

Trumpeters Alliance to Perform Patriotic Services
TAPPS is located in Las Vegas, Nevada

Creating a national registry of trumpeters and buglers to sound Taps at funerals

This service organization gives high school trumpet players an opportunity to use their musical gifts to serve others by sounding Taps and performing at community events honoring veterans. Their volunteers have certification from their school band director in ability to perform a quality Taps and have completed training in their role on the Final Honors team. Volunteers are also available to perform solo and ensemble trumpet performances of the US National Anthem and service songs of the five active duty  military branches. Currently they have volunteers in Oklahoma and Texas and are expanding into other states.
www.TrumpetAndTaps.org  Facebook.com/TrumpetAndTaps

John is a Marine veteran who sounds Taps in New Jersey

NJ Taps is a local network of volunteers that provides a live performance of the taps military bugle call. The service is often performed graveside on short notice, or scheduled in advance for public functions (9-11 Memorial, Veteran’s day, etc)

Bill is a  certified bugler at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and offers high quality, professionally played live taps for your loved one’s funeral service in the Greater St. Louis region

Ray honors veterans with a live rendition of Taps. His mission is to provide a live bugler at deceased veteran’s gravesite. Taps for Vets is in San Antonio Texas. 210-367-7349

Taps For Vets

Promoting Taps bugler volunteerism among the civilian brass playing community, and to encourage music organizations to proactively connect with their communities to pay tribute to America’s Military Heroes

Military buglers in the Houston area

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71 Responses to “Find a Taps Bugler for Funerals or other Ceremonies-Taps Across America!”

  1. mary metzler says:

    My husband is a WWII vet. He wishes to be cremated. Can a bugler play Taps at a Memorial or remenberance Mass instead of a funeral Mass?

  2. I am a trumpeter who has volunteered for the military since I was 14. I was made an Honorary Marine. I’m still available WHEN my job permits. I mostly support the Veterans Services in Medina, Ohio. Email if I can help in my area.

    My daughter does the same in Tempe, Arizona.

  3. David Zink says:

    Patapsco United Methodist church, 2930 Patapsco rd.

    Finksburg Md 21048

    Thank you very much
    Dave zink

  4. David Zink says:

    Mr. Villanueva
    Our church is having our 130th anniv. may 18 2104.We have a bugler
    buried in the church cemetary who was a bugler in the civil war.
    our church was able to get a headstone and it will be dedicated
    On 5/18/2014.The bugler’s name is Henry Taylor.I brought up the
    Idea of Playing taps for Henry,everyone liked it. I have contacted
    2 civil war reenacters but no one called back with info.Mr. Taylor was
    a Union soldier.I would appreciate any help you might be able
    to give me.The address of the church is,Patapsco united Methodist church

  5. Jim Harrick says:

    Do Buglers get paid by the Federal Govt. for playing Taps at Military Funerals at Federal Cemeteries ( ex, Bath , New York ) ? Thank You ! Jim …

  6. Peter Duston says:

    Hi Jari,

    Bravo! I got to hear you at the Maine Honor Guard dinner in Bangor in Dec 2012 – what an honor!

  7. shelia says:

    I hv a copper bugler wuglizer phila spec. 1152 6%25_17 ots 4 sale dont hv need it so

  8. Dave says:

    It’s a step up that the military has gone from a boom box playing of taps to a bugle with a recorder inside it at funerals Now the fake buglers need to learn how to breathe and move like they are playing taps..

  9. we are looking for 2 buglers for our iraq/afganistan memorial to be dedicated this veterns day.we are locted in murrells inlet,sc i am the senior vice commander…my cell is 770-842-0883

  10. Jonathan Hawkins says:

    I am looking for a bugle player near Norwalk, CA for an annual 9/11 ceremony. Please respond ASAP.

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