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Lincoln At Gettysburg

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

As November 19 marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, it is interesting to look at the days and weeks before the dedication ceremony and Abraham Lincoln’s determination to get to the small town in Pennsylvania. David Wills, a Gettysburg lawyer, had been placed in charge of putting together the new National Cemetery in the […]

Moses Ross Civil War Bugler

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

http://www.chroniclenewspaper.com/news/local-news/chester-s-citizens-in-the-civil-war-the-bugler-HE600999 In the office of Chester Town Historian Clifton Patrick is a glass display case laden with local artifacts, including awards, padlocks, and booklets. On the top shelf is an attention-grabbing bugle, tied with a faded red, white, and blue ribbon and dating back to the Civil War. Its original owner was Moses P. Ross, […]

Happy Birthday John Philip Sousa

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

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 […]

Daniel Adams Butterfield

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

DANIEL ADAMS BUTTERFIELD 1831-1901 Who was the general whose name is associated with Taps?  Daniel Adams Butterfield was born in Utica, New York, on October 31, 1831.  He was the third son (of nine children) born to John Butterfield and Malinda Baker Butterfield.  John Butterfield (1801-1869) was a prominent Utica businessman who pioneered the transportation […]

Help for Veterans with Substance Abuse

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Help for Veterans with Substance AbuseThis is an issue TapsBugler is concerned with. Along with death by suicide, this is a problem in our military and one we have a passion about.CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBSITE from www.Help.org In 2015, 1 in 15 veterans had a substance use disorder, and they are more likely than […]

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 […]

Bugler at Arlington National Cemetery

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva has spent his entire career playing bugle in the Air Force Ceremonial Brass. In this un-narrated story, he describes his work, playing at ceremonial arrivals at the White House and playing Taps at funerals at Arlington. He also talks about the history of bugle calls and about the most famous playing […]

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 […]

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