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The Taps Myth

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Almost every day when I check my e-mails, I get a message or two asking about or forwarding a story for my comment or enlightenment. It starts with, “Reportedly it all began during the Civil War…” and goes on to relate the story of Union Captain Ellicombe and how he finds his wounded Confederate son on a battlefield. The story is that the music of Taps is found in the pocket of the young man and that’s how the call came into being. It is a heartwarming and poignant story, but false.

December 7th Bugler

Friday, December 6th, 2019

A bugle story for December 7th From “Day of Infamy” by Walter Lord“Then a plane swept by, [the barracks at Pearl Harbor] raking the line of men. Wild confusion, as the the men scattered for their guns and stations. Bugles began sounding. Corporal Harry Fox thought the old call To Arms did more than anything […]

Key for Taps

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

A question has come up as to what the original key was for Taps. Whether or not it was played on a G Bugle, or whether it has always been in B flat. as we play it today. ANSWERThanks for asking. There is no “original” key to Taps. Taps is sounded in the key of the […]

A Trip to Chanolles France for Taps

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

In August 2009, I was contacted with regard to a memorial service/plaque dedication ceremony to be held in Chanolles France. I was to be sent to provide bugler support for the ceremony, which was to be held to remember the 21 victims of 2 separate plane crashes in 1948 and honor those French citizens who […]

Bugles on D-Day

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

D-Day Bugles Were bugles used during the D-Day invasion? It’s a question I get every so often. There is a photo (above) of a US paratrooper on a transport getting ready to jump. The soldier is PFC Don Ross from the S-3 section, HQ, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. If you look closely you […]

Bugle Calls Recorded on Cylinder

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

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., […]

An Introductory History of the Bugle From its Early Origins to the Present Day

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

LOOKING FOR A LIVE BUGLER?CLICK HEREorContactwww.TapsFor Veterans.org We have a Patreon Page for your support of what TAPS BUGLER doeshttps://www.patreon.com/TapsBugler An Introductory History of the Bugle From its Early Origins to the Present Day By Jari Villanueva ©2019 TapsBugler Where to begin? How to approach an elusive subject such as the history of bugles? The […]

Taps Vs. Last Post

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Taps Vs. The Last Post A look at two iconic bugle calls Of all the bugle signals sounded in the world, the two that stand out as music of remembrance are the American bugle call Taps and its Commonwealth counterpart The Last Post. With the exception of a few, most bugle calls are only a […]

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