Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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Celebrate 150 Years of Taps


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Manual of the Bugle

MANUAL OF THE BUGLE 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 […]

The trumpet of the Lord

Lord of our lives, our hope in death, we cannot listen to Taps without our souls stirring. Its plaintive notes are a prayer in music–of hope, of peace, of grief, of rest… Prepare us too, Lord, for our final bugle call when you summon us home! When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and […]

Patton and the power of the bugle

 Patton and the Power of the Bugle  Every evening, Gen. Patton arranged a type of communication which united all soldiers. This “communication” united us with the soldiers of history! Gen. Patton had buglers blow Taps! Every unit down to a company of two hundred men had their own bugler. With over twenty thousand men sleeping […]

2012 in Review

2012 in Review This past year 2012 is coming to an end. It was a busy year and full of interesting events. I am blessed and thankful God gave me the opportunities to be part of many special events this year. I continue serving the State of Maryland as Director, Maryland National Guard Honor Guard. […]

National Song of Remembrance

TAPS OUR NATIONAL SONG OF MILITARY REMEMBRANCE Through the efforts of Jari Villanueva, Les Hampton and TAPS 150, we were able to push through the bill to have Taps finally recognized on the national level. This effort was started almost three years ago and we are thankful to Rep. Tom Reed of NY for introducing […]

Taps Played for the First Time-A Poem

  Taps Played for the First Time Harrison’s Landing Virginia, July, 1862 A sentinel paces in the moldering dank, exercising the manual to no end but to keep himself upright and alive — shoulder arms, support arms, right shoulder shift — while midsummer insects flourish in his sweat, creeping down and through, drawing nourishment, then […]

Modern Bugle Calls

BUGLE CALLS Here is a link to Modern Bugle Calls http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/appendix/buglecalls/Buglecallsequence.html

The 11th Wing at Bolling Air Force Base, DC and the Kennedy Funeral

Just about every person over the age of forty-five can tell you where they were, how they felt and what they did upon hearing the news of the assassination of  President John F. Kennedy forty years ago this week. For Air Force members stationed with the 11th Air Base Group at Bolling Air Force Base, […]

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