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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Jari Villanueva
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  1. Harvey says:

    Great website!

    I was wondering, Jari, do you know how to play the ‘Last post’ (I know this is the USA, and taps is used).

  2. Carla Cavalier says:

    Thank you for this wonderful, historical and educational website.

    Can you tell me how I might obtain copies of your brochure “The Story of Taps”?

    Thank you

  3. Tapsbugler says:

    Thank you!

  4. John Helmick says:

    Greatly enjoyed your performance as the Taps bugler in the Loudoun County Lyric Opera performance of “Norton” (April 5, 2014). Bravo!

  5. Tapsbugler says:

    Thank you for your kind words, sir.

  6. Dear Jari,

    My sincere thanks for your site and the tremendous amount of work and time you have dedicated to outlining the origins and history of this most sincere and respectful of bugle calls.

    My son Morgan recently passed away suddenly, and although he had not previously been in the military, he was and still is an American and a patriot.

    I have posted on my site in the sidebar a small memorium to Morgan with our thanks for his time with myself and his family and friends.

    Included on the site below his posting I have included the audio of your rendition of Taps on a Civil War bugle. I noticed you are also a CW reenactor and salute you sir for your following and participating in the recreation of that most important part of our American history that changed and tempered the metal of America and its people.

    My personal thanks for your clear, somber and beautiful rendition of Taps. I did listen to many buglers playing Taps, and found yours to be the one that salutes my son Morgan with the respect and attention to detail on each of the 24 notes we that he would have appreciated, as Morgan was an avid military historian and detail was important in his world.

    The clarity, without vibrato takes me to another place..where I know Morgan is well and would have been honored to have your Taps included in his memorium. The last note, slowly fading into the air and sunset ouches me especially as I am sure it does to so many.

    In lieu of flowers at Morgans funeral, many donations have been made at my request to our preferred veterans assistance program ” Wounded Warriors Project” who we both believed to be excellent in helping our injured vets coming back from a zone after fighting for our freedom and safety.

    Again my sincere thanks as I offer a crisp salute to you sir, your lifes work playing for our deceased vets, as well as the appreciation and caring you show for our Americans who have made the greatest sacrifice.

    God bless you and yours Jari. Be well and safe sir. Officer on deck..Attention…salute! Thanks again.

    Brian K.Gallagher

  7. Tapsbugler says:

    Thank you!

  8. Pete Weeks says:

    As a veteran, I have been disappointed, to say the least, at the lack of buglers to sound taps at funerals of our veterans. I dislike the recorded taps. To me, it just doesn’t honor the sacrifice made by our veterans properly. Rather than stand by and complain, I have taken up the bugle. I played trumpet in high school many years ago, and believe I can sound the honor with the sound it deserves. I recently purchased a Rexcraft bugle and hope to be good enough to play in public by Memorial Day.
    Thanks for your website, and all you do.

  9. Sam says:

    Hi,
    My son has just started collecting military items, is memory of my grandfather. He has purchased a military bugle with cord. I am trying to find out the correct way to tie the cord onto the bulge. Just wondering if you have and article or now of a web site that i can learn from.
    Thanks for your time.
    Sam

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