Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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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. ”

Celebrate 150 Years of Taps


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.

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, […]

Harvey Derrick The Saddest Song

The Saddest Song. Written by Harvey Derrick[cincopa AsJA7Xa1Xl6V] Used with Permission. If you are interested in a download contact ME The Composer Harvey Derrick lived and worked most of his younger years on a Texas ranch. He is a soft spoken, easy going Oklahoman who’s performance, whether in the church, on the football field or […]

Bugle Class in Ohio

BUGLE CLASS Larry DuPree is teaching new buglers in Cincinnati to sound Taps as the call as written. The current class consists of Ohio Military Honor Guard members of the Army and Navy, a Marine League Honor Guard member and others interested in providing “Live”Taps. The course is 6 months long, meeting once a week […]

General Westmoreland Mutes Reveille Bugler

General Westmoreland Mutes Reveille Bugler A directive from General William Westmoreland did away with morning reveille formations as part of military reforms in 1970. This probably led to the call of Reveille begin changed in the US Military from the call of a morning roll call formation to one for raising the colors. Reference Army […]


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Welcome to Tapsbugler.com

Transcript of video from home page Hello, and welcome to Tapsbugler.com. I’m Jari Villanueva. This site is about the bugle call Taps, bugles, and the history of military bugling in the United States. For 23 years I was honored to be a member of The United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC. My duties […]

Buglers of WWI

Buglers of World War I Photographs of Buglers from World War I. Most of these photos are in the collection of Jari Villanueva and the originals (not reproductions) are available for purchase.

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