Taps Bugler: Jari Villanueva

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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.

Larry DuPree Bugler

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Larry Dupree, Bugler and friend By Jari Villanueva, TapsBugler On November 1, 2019 the world lost another Vietnam Veteran and the bugling world lost a performer and supporter-Larry DuPree of Cincinnati, Ohio. Larry was the beloved husband of Jean DuPree, loving father of April (David) Tapscott, proud grandfather of Ashely Mabrey, Hunter Mathson, and Allie […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charlie Hughes The Baxter Bugler

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Charlie Hughes: The Baxter Bugler By Jari Villanueva © 2016 TapsBugler The recent articles about persons playing Taps every night as tribute to veterans got me thinking about bugle records. Has there been anyone who has played consistently for a period of time? And using a real bugle. There are two who are featured as […]

Memorial Day At Arlington

Friday, May 24th, 2019

The Flying Tigers Ceremony at Arlington My Memorial Day Story I was on active duty with the USAF Band from 1985-2008 as a trumpeter and bugler in the Ceremonial Brass. In 1988 I was assigned to sound Taps at the annual reunion and memorial service for the Flying Tigers, the famed WWII flying unit in […]

What Taps Means To Me

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

100 Nights of Taps Gettysburg 2019 starts Monday May 27 and continues every evening in the National Cemetery in Gettysburg with a live sounding of Taps at 7 PMCLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK PAGE Taps at GettysburgWhat Taps means to meby Jari Villanueva On any weekday at cemeteries throughout the United States, a military ritual […]

The Origins of the Model 1892 Bugle (M1892 Field Trumpet)

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

By Jack Carter The word bugle in the United States is often used as a generic term for many types of horns including the instruments used by the armed services, drum and bugle corps and by various other organizations such as the Boy Scouts. Nevertheless, bugles have always been specified correctly by the armed services […]

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