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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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Ruffles and Flourishes

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

RUFFLES AND FLOURISHES What is the fanfare that is played before the president, a general or other high ranking official arrives? Four Ruffles and Flourishes Hail To The Chief ______________________________________________________________________________________ Ruffles and Flourishes are sounded to render military honors and precede prescribed music for persons being honored. Ruffles (played by the drums) and Flourishes (played […]

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 […]

WWII Paratrooper with bugle on D-Day

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

A great image of a Paratrooper of the 506th Parachute Regiment. Can you see the bugle? This is an Army Signal Corps photo taken on 4 June 1944. The soldier is PFC Don Ross from the S-3 section, HQ, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He was originally in I (India) Company. He was sitting around the […]

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 […]

The Sound of a Trumpet

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

The Sound of a Trumpet from “It is Written” By Cecil J. Blay It was only the other day that I found myself doing it again . . . . listening! Not listening to the sounds which constantly surround us all, but listening in the silence for something else. It is one of my chief pleasures […]

Bugle Catalogs

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

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Articles and Manuals

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Articles about Taps and Bugle History The following are articles with great information on the history of Taps, bugles, trumpets and  bugling. These have been collected over many years after much research. If you wish to download these you will have a comprehensive history of this great military tradition. These are all in PDF format. […]

What is Taps?

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

WHAT IS TAPS? It consists of 24 notes played on an instrument that can only play five pitches of the overtone series. It’s a call that is easily recognized within the first three notes. It’s usually played on a bugle or trumpet. It’s the only call in the military that is played slowly throughout. Its […]

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