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. ”

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Buglers of Arlington National Cemetery

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Six Prominent Buglers of Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were officially designated as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. The mansion was originally the home of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee. Today, the current size of Arlington […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Vietnam to the World Trade Center

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

A bugle, a soldier, and a real hero of September 11th Above is a photo of US Army PFC Ira Rolston sounding a captured Viet Cong bugle in the Ia Drang Valley Battle in 1965. I found this picture some time ago while researching at the National Archives. The iamge floored me as here appeared […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pat Walker, Bugler at Baltimore Orioles home games

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Bugles are associated with baseball. It’s a rare game where you don’t hear the cavalry charge being sounded. Or the six note call-da-da-da-daaa-da-daaa charge call. Just when the tradition started needs further research but here is Baltimore’s own Pat Walker who was the Baltimore Orioles’ unofficial bugler at Memorial Stadium. A TV story on Pat […]

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