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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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This page contains extensive articles on the subjects of taps, bugles, buglers, history, events, and news. Browse by tags or categories to find articles of interest.

The Titanic Musicians

From Walter Lord’s Book, “The Night Lives On” Whatever (music) they played (that night), they achieved immortality.  The bravery of these men, trying to bring hope and comfort to others without a thought to their own safety, captured the public’s imagination allover the world.  Editorials, speeches, sermons, and reams of worshipful poetry celebrated the deed, […]

The Origins of the Model 1892 Bugle (M1892 Field Trumpet)

By Jack Carter The word bugle in the United States is often used as a generic term for many types of horns including the instruments used by the armed services, drum and bugle corps and by various other organizations such as the Boy Scouts. Nevertheless, bugles have always been specified correctly by the armed services […]

Pat Walker, Bugler at Baltimore Orioles home games

Bugles are associated with baseball. It’s a rare game where you don’t hear the cavalry charge being sounded. Or the six note call-da-da-da-daaa-da-daaa charge call. Just when the tradition started needs further research but here is Baltimore’s own Pat Walker who was the Baltimore Orioles’ unofficial bugler at Memorial Stadium. A TV story on Pat […]

The Greatest Game In the World by John Philip Sousa

The Greatest Game in the World by John Philip Sousa America’s March King, John Philip Sousa, was an avid baseball fan. He was a good player as a youth and when the Sousa Band formed its own team he usually pitched for the first inning or so. The team was formed during the long concert […]

Welcome to Taps Bugler

Welcome to the Official Website and Blog of Taps Historian and BuglerJari Villanueva To those who have subscribed to our blog we say thank you so much for taking a few minutes to read about subjects I am passionate about like Bugles, Bugling, and supporting military funerals with live musicians. I also like to provide […]

Bugle Calls Recorded on Cylinder

BUGLE CALLS ON CYLINDERS Rough Riders Bugler Emil Cassi Rough Riders Bugler 3438 Y E. Berliner’s Gramophone. Emil Cassi, bugler. Re-enactment of bugle calls sounded at San Juan Hill, Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898: First call; reveille; assembly; forward, guide right; halt; skirmish; rally. Taps as sounded at the graves of Sergeant Hamilton Fish, Jr., […]

Last Days of John Philip Sousa

The Last Days of John Philip Sousa On February 22nd, 1932, John Philip Sousa conducted the combined musicians of the The United States Army Band, United States Navy Bandand “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in front of the US Capitol Building in a performance of the “George Washington Bicentennial” march written in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Washington’s […]

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

On March 4, 1865 Abraham Lincoln made his way to the United States Capitol to be sworn in for his second term of office. No American election had ever been held under wartime conditions and it was testament to the will of the country and president that it happened. Lincoln’s platform was under the newly […]

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  1. The Titanic Musicians
  2. The Origins of the Model 1892 Bugle (M1892 Field Trumpet)
  3. Pat Walker, Bugler at Baltimore Orioles home games
  4. The Greatest Game In the World by John Philip Sousa
  5. Welcome to Taps Bugler
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