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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 COURAGE OF SAM BIRD

READER’S DIGEST, May, 1989 “I didn’t learn about leadership and the strength of character it requires from an Ivy League graduate course.  I learned by watching one tall captain with proud bearing and penetrating eyes.” THE COURAGE OF SAM BIRD By B. T. Collins I met Capt. Samuel R. Bird on a dusty road near An Khe, South Vietnam, one hot […]

Learning to play the Bugle

Learning to play the bugle. How do I start? Where do I get a bugle? Every week I receive an email from someone who is interested in learning to play the bugle. Their desire is to play for military funerals when a live bugler can’t be found. With the decrease of support from active duty […]

Happy Birthday John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854-March 6, 1932)   NPR story on Sousa’s 150th Birthday November 6, is the birthday of one of my heroes, John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Most remember him for his marches they may have played in school or from hearing the “The Stars and Stripes Forever” during Independence Day celebrations. Many […]

Boy Scouts of America March by Sousa

  BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MARCH BY JOHN PHILIP SOUSA Sousa wrote this march for the Boy Scouts of America after a request from Dr. Charles D. Hart. Sousa was a great supporter of Scouting who believed it was a powerful force in teaching Americanism.   A very melodic march, the bugle march is used […]

BUGLES AND SCOUTING

  BUGLES AND SCOUTING by BRUCE MCCREA http://familyandscoutinghistory.com/index.php/bugles-and-scouting Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of World Scouting, introduced the idea of Boy Scouting to the British public with the 1908 publication of his book SCOUTING FOR BOYS. On page 44 of that book, he included the music for “The Scout’s Call” with the caption “For scout master […]

Ode To The Star-Spangled Banner

“Ode To The Star-Spangled Banner” Recreating a long lost piece of musical history By Jari Villanueva“By Dawn’s Early Light” In September, 2014 the nation celebrated and commemorated the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Defense of Fort McHenry”, a poem later set to music that would eventually become our national anthem. Among the celebrations […]

A Morning Call by Edwin Forbes

An excerpt from Thirty Years After: An Artist’s Memoir of the Civil War By Edwin Forbes Edwin Austin Forbes (1839 – March 6, 1895) was an American landscape painter and etcher who first gained fame during the Civil War or his detailed and dramatic sketches of military subjects, including battlefield combat scenes “The passage of […]

Echo Taps

ECHO TAPS Echo Taps is a custom of sounding the call with two buglers standing at some distance apart to achieve an echo effect. Although a popular way of sounding Taps, it is not correct protocol to have two players sound Taps. Arlington National Cemetery does not permit Echo Taps to be performed during services […]

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