Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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Celebrate 150 Years of Taps

100 Nights of Taps

100 Nights of Taps Information

Taps sounded every evening at 7 PM  in Gettysburg PA.
May 27-September 2, 2019
at the Soldiers Monument in the
Gettysburg National Cemetery.

is sponsored by
The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania
The National Park Service
Taps For Veterans

Wendy Allen, Founder and Coordinator
Jari Villanueva, Bugle Coordinator


100 Nights of Taps is open to buglers and trumpeters of all ages.
If you have any questions please contact us at:


Download a pdf of the Information Sheet here

  1. Please choose any date (only one) between Monday May 27 and Monday September 2, 2019 from schedule below.
  2. Send an email to GettysburgTaps@gmail.com requesting a date.
    You will need to include the following in your email:
    -Email and Phone:
    -Date selected for sounding Taps at Gettysburg
    -short background information (for any press releases)
    -Photo for press release
  3. You will receive an email response about the date within 24 hours of the request. (FIRST COME FIRST SERVED)
  4. A schedule will be posted on the TapsBugler.com website of the dates and buglers for the evening
  5. It is important that you keep us informed of any changes.
  6. We have a Face Book Group Page CLICK HERE FOR THE FB PAGE
    Please visit that page for updates regarding 100 Nights of Taps. It will be an active page during the summer.
  7. Important information.
    Buglers will be expected to report to the Gatehouse located by the entrance to the Cemetery on Baltimore Pike (Rte. 97) by 6:30 PM on the evening they sound Taps and will sound Taps at 7 PM sharp. There will be a representative there to greet each performer. During the summer there might be a special guest who will give a short presentation prior to Taps. We will also have special ceremonies on Memorial Day May 27, D-Day June 6, Flag Day June 14, Gettysburg Brass Band Festival on June 8, Independence Day July 4, VJ Day August 14 and Labor Day September 2. There will be other special events too. These will be announced on the Facebook Page and Website. This event is rain or shine unless there is severe weather.
    Taps is a solemn honor to those who have died in service to our country and to those who are serving in uniform today. Please make every effort to perform this call in a dignified manner. Photos and videos are allowed. We will post photos each day. No solicitation allowed unless approved ahead of time. No pets (unless it’s a service animal) are allowed in the cemetery.

-Military or Civilian dress (appropriate clothes please) If you wear a military uniform, veteran service organization, band uniform or any outfit representing a group, please wear the uniform in keeping with rules and regulations governing the wear.
-Civil War Re-enactors (Union only please)
-Any other US Military Re-enactors (WWI, WWII, etc..)
-You may use a bugle, cornet or trumpet
-Echo Taps will be allowed for this event if you are coming with another bugler. Please let us know ahead of time.
Taps performance guidelines can be found at http://tapsbugler.com/taps-performance-guidelines/

100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2019 is sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Taps For Veterans, and The National Park Service.
We encourage you to contact your local newspaper, television and other media to promote your performance at the 100 Nights of Taps. Please notify Wendy Allen by email at wallen_123@comcast.net if you are contacted by media so you can get a list of talking points about 100 Nights of Taps, The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and Taps For Veterans.

Thanks for taking of your time and talent to be part of 100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2019!


Monday May 27-Special Opening Night Ceremonies (all are welcome)
Tuesday May 28-Alan Tolbert, Shippensburg, PA
Wednesday May 29-Kevin McCarty, Mount Holly Springs, PA
Thursday May 30-David Drayer, Steelton, PA
Friday May 31-Louis DiLeo, Seaford NY
Saturday June 1-CJ Perosi-Pasadena MD

Sunday June 2-Amy Gabriele, Harrisburg, PA

Monday June 3-Robert Slamp, Huntsville, AL
Tuesday June 4-Max Osborn and Luke Fleming, Baltimore, MD
Wednesday June 5-John Lupp, Littlestown, PA
Thursday June 6-Special D-Day Presentation-Steven Snyder, Potsdam NY 
Friday June 7-Joy Cox, Hampstead, MD
Saturday June 8-Gettysburg Brass Band Festival Buglers -all are welcome
Sunday June 9-Al Ingalls, Ellicott City, MD

Monday June 10-Priscilla King, Mount WolfPA
Tuesday June 11-Shirley Walker, Medina, OH
Wednesday June 12-Robert Sedlock Jr, Bethlehem PA 
Thursday June 13-Jamie Cope, Arendtsville, PA
Friday June 14-The Powerhouse Brass, Gaithersburg, MD
Saturday June 15-Wes Snyder, York, PA
Sunday June 16-John Baker, Elkridge, MD

Monday June 17-Vanessa Shenk, Boiling Springs PA
Tuesday June 18-Alex Hessler, Gettysburg, PA
Wednesday June 19-David Miller, Pasadena, MD
Thursday June 20-
Friday June 21-Christian Snouffer, Yoe, PA
Saturday June 22-Ben Corner, Locust Grove, VA
Sunday June 23-Tom Herman, Kennett Square, PA

Monday June 24-Gabriella Sandy, Austintown, OH
Tuesday June 25-Ivan Frantz, Jr., York, PA
Wednesday June 26-Joseph Dvorsky, Laurel, MD 
Thursday June 27-David Apple, Westmister, MD
Friday June 28-Tyler Moffitt, Glenville PA 
Saturday June 29-Harry Dillon, Tyrone, PA
Sunday June 30-Mary Gabriele, Harrisburg, PA

Monday July 1-David Michel, Waxpool, Virginia
Tuesday July 2-Tom Huntington, Camp Hill, PA
Wednesday July 3-John Thomas, Bangor, ME
Thursday July 4-Special Guest Buglers
Friday July 5-Nathaniel Bauder-Gettysburg, PA
Saturday July 6-Lacinda and Kevin Ruston, Anderson, IN
Sunday July 7-Len Morse, Silver Spring MD

Monday July 8-Robert Wagner, Bangor, PA
Tuesday July 9-Lisa, Joseph, and Katie DeMunda, Oakville, CT
Wednesday July 10-Michelle Murray-Poczobut-Monroe, NY
Thursday July 11-Carter Doyle, Ann Arbor, MI
Friday July 12-Nathaniel Bauder-Gettysburg, PA
Saturday July 13-Judy Shellenberger, Williamsport, PA
Sunday July 14-Andrew Bisnett, Mechanicville. NY

Monday July 15-James McDevitt, Southampton, PA
Tuesday July 16-Albert Guastafeste, Hagerstown MD
Wednesday July 17Ellie Cichocki, Napoleon, OH
Thursday July 18-Kevin Czarnik, Lexington MI 
Friday July 19-Jay D. Shelton-Richmond, OH
Saturday July 20-Jay Copenhaver, New Stanton, PA
Sunday July 21-Mitch Mummert, Gettysburg PA

Monday July 22-Jari Villanueva, Baltimore, MD
Tuesday July 23-Harold L. Collins-Sevierville, TN 
Wednesday July 24-Carol McCutcheon, Mount Vernon, OH
Thursday July 25-Richard Berry, Columbus, OH
Friday July 26-Ryan Bowden-New Castle, PA
Saturday July 27-Stephen Goshorn, Taylors, SC
Sunday July 28-Damon Morris, Kulpmont, PA

Monday July 29-Douglas Rudisill, Gettysburg, PA
Tuesday July 30-Ryan Fox, Gettysburg, PA
Wednesday July 31-Charles Aschmann, Fort Valley, VA
Thursday August 1-Raymond Nelson, Los Angeles, CA
Friday August 2-Tony Godoy, Binghampton, NY
Saturday August 3-Richard Stoud, Williamsburg, VA
Sunday August 4-Ronald Glazer, Clear Spring, MD

Monday August 5-Lora Manon, Bryan, OH
Tuesday August 6-Ralph Harris, Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday August 7-Steve Weisse, Schenectady, NY
Thursday August 8-Albert Trapani, Gettysburg, PA
Friday August 9-Brooks Brady, Gibsonia, PA 
Saturday August 10-Keith DeFontes, Parkville, MD
Sunday August 11-Ryan Gebhart, Abbottstown, PA

Monday August 12-Stephen Bow, Loveland OH
Tuesday August 13-Thomas M. Sneeringer,  Washington, DC
Wednesday August 14-Mitch Mummert

Thursday August 15-Constance Warncke, Defiance, OH
Friday August 16-Ralph E Brodt III, Bethlehem, PA
Saturday August 17-Nicholas Brown, Bowie MD
Sunday August 18-Russ Ebersole, Mount Vernon, NY

Monday August 19-Robert Miller, Cincinnati, OH 
Tuesday August 20-Kippi Fagerlund, Rockville, MD
Wednesday August 21-Richard Barnes, Pasadena, MD
Thursday August 22-Russ Kratzer
Friday August 23-Robert Balmer, Warren, MI
Saturday August 24-Don Roeder, Boiling Springs, PA
Sunday August 25-Jari Villanueva, Baltimore, MD

Monday August 26-Jeff Stockham, Syracuse, NY
Tuesday August 27-Bob Allers, Deansboro, NY
Wednesday August 28-Mark LaSarge, Traverse City, MI

Thursday August 29-David W. Beier, Madison, AL
Friday August 30-Gréggoire Martello, Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday August 31-Scott Ludwig, Hudson, ME
Sunday September 1 -Randall McGuire, Wylie, TX

Monday September 2-Closing ceremony.

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