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Celebrate 150 Years of Taps

Performance Guidelines for Taps

BUGLER POSITIONS FOR SOUNDING A CALL

 Figure 1. PARADE REST (AT EASE). Feet apart relaxed position without locking knees. Bugler cradles instrument left hand parallel to the ground in left hand.
Figure 2. ATTENTION. Feet brought together, heels touching. Bugle is held in left hand parallel to the ground with the bell to the front. Right hand is placed on seam of trouser, feet are at a 45 degree angle.
Figure 3.  GRASP BUGLE
Figure 4. BRING BUGLE UP
Figure 5. PLACE BUGLE
Figure 6. SOUND BUGLE
Figure 7. SALUTE

FOR SOUNDING A CALL THE BUGLE IS BROUGHT UP IN A THREE-COUNT MOVEMENT:

ONE- From the position of attention, bugler reaches over and grasps bugle with right hand.
TWO-Bugler brings the bugle up and places the mouthpiece in a comfortable position for sounding the call. The left hand is used in helping place the mouthpiece in the proper location for the embouchure.
THREE-Once the mouthpiece is set on the embouchure, the left hand returns to the side.

AFTER SOUNDING A CALL THE BUGLE IS BROUGHT DOWN IN A THREE-COUNT MOVEMENT

ONE-Bugler returns bugle to left hand and cradles the bugle parallel to the ground
TWO-Bugler returns right hand to side of body (position of attention)
THREE-Bugler raises right hand in salute for three seconds, then returns hand to side and remains at position of attention

ALL MOVEMENTS ARE DONE IN A MILITARY MANNER THAT IS NOT RUSHED OR OVER EXAGGERATED.

Figure 1. PARADE REST (AT EASE)

PARADE REST (SIDE)

Figure 2. ATTENTION

ATTENTION (SIDE VIEW)

Figure 3. GRASP BUGLE

Figure 4. BRING BUGLE UP

 

BRING BUGLE UP (SIDE VIEW)

Figure 5. PLACE MOUTHPIECE

Figure 6. SOUND BUGLE

SOUND BUGLE (SIDE VIEW)

Figure 7. SALUTE

SALUTE (SIDE VIEW)

 

 

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79 Responses to “Performance Guidelines for Taps”

  1. Tapsbugler says:

    It is not true
    A bugler should be seen. I have never seen a military manual that states a bugler should be hidden.

    Besides thin k of the message it sends. If you don’t see a live bugle people may assume it’s a recording

    Always place yourself where where you can be seen and the sound will carry to the funeral party

    Thanks

  2. t beranek says:

    I was taught a bugler should not be seen during taps at a funeral. Is this true?

    I always stood out of sight…behind a tree, a berm, etc.

  3. Tapsbugler says:

    It would be very appropriate.
    Thanks!

  4. Melissa Doll says:

    Our family ministry will present “God in America” at our local county fair this summer. The entire event is patriotic. In one portion, we honor veterans present with recognition and song, and we show the names of all those from our county who gave their lives in service from WWII until now. We then have the flag presented by a veteran, followed by the singing of our National Anthem. Would it be appropriate to play Taps at the conclusion of the portion where we the list of names of the
    fallen veterans of our county? We want to be honorable in all ways and do not want to inadvertently cause distress over misguided attempts to honor.

    Thank you for any information you provide.

  5. merle unger says:

    I now play electric bugle.

  6. Tapsbugler says:

    Yes

  7. Jann says:

    Is it appropriate to play TAPS at a Veteran’s day ceremony to honor our fallen soldiers?

  8. Tapsbugler says:

    Depends on the context of the ceremony

  9. Ted collins says:

    Is it appropriate to play taps on Flag day? Need a fast answer. , thanks Ted

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