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The Lincoln Bugle

“The Lincoln Bugle? History not proven.” Someone spent over $100,00 for a nice family heirloom whose connection with the Lincoln Funeral is a story. by Jari Villanueva and John Bieniarz A bugle purporting to be the bugle used at the funeral of Abraham Lincoln was sold at an auction house in Dallas, Texas. The sale […]

A BUGLE CALL REMEMBERED-Taps at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy

On the anniversary of the funeral services for President John F. Kennedy, a look at the sounding of Taps that was heard worldwide.   A Bugle Call Remembered: Taps  at the Funeral of President John F. Kennedy By Jari Villanueva © 2013 All Rights Reserved. No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission […]

Keith Clark, Bugler at JFK’s Funeral

Keith Clark would have turned 90 on November 21st. Here is some information on the bugler who sounded Taps at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy. KEITH COLLAR CLARK (1927-2002) Keith Clark was the Principal Bugler with The United States Army Band who was placed in the world spotlight when he was called to […]

A Sousa Reader Essays, Interviews, and Clippings BOOK REVIEW

A Sousa Reader Essays, Interviews, and Clippings Edited by Bryan Proksch with a forward by John Philip Sousa IV Published 2017, GIA Publications, Chicago. 184 pages ISBN 978-1-62277-212-4 Available in softcover through Amazon Reviewed by Jari Villanueva-November 13, 2017 Who was John Philip Sousa? And what did he think about music, politics and the world? […]

What is Veterans Day?

Some thoughts and suggestions for ways to honor our nation’s veterans While I applaud Americans who honor our nation’s military dead, I always wonder why there are so many memorial services held in cemeteries on November 11, Veterans Day. It seems people are confusing Veterans Day with Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day for […]

Fanfare for the Common Man

“Fanfare for the Common Man” “Fanfare for the Common Man”   November 6 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of this work for brass and percussion   Commissioned just months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Fanfare for the Common Man was premiered by the Cincinnati Symphony under music director Eugene Goossens. The title, according to […]

Retreat and To The Color

  RETREAT AND TO THE COLOR Retreat is a daily ceremony held at all military installations as the national flag is lowered at the end of the day. The ceremony of Retreat is derived from the one of the three required formations in the Army. These formations date back to the Revolutionary War and were […]

Donna-Mae Smith Bugler

Donna-Mae Smith First Woman Bugler in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps SOUNDING HER FINAL NOTE By Jennifer Mathis www.newsreview.info It’s one thing to wake up at 5 o’clock each morning. It’s another thing to wake up at 5 o’clock and sound the trumpet an hour later. During her time in the Army, Donna-Mae Smith was […]

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