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THE LETTER

Friday, November 25th, 2016

THE LETTER A 9-year old’s letter to a US Army Bugler in 1963. Several days after the state funeral for President John F. Kennedy on November 25, 1963, a young boy named Eddie Hunter sat at a Royal typewriter and wrote a letter to Sergeant Keith Clark of the US Army Band. Several days after […]

Echo Taps

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

ECHO TAPS Echo Taps is a custom of sounding the call with two buglers standing at some distance apart to achieve an echo effect. Although a popular way of sounding Taps, it is not correct protocol to have two players sound Taps. Arlington National Cemetery does not permit Echo Taps to be performed during services […]

Ruffles and Flourishes

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

RUFFLES AND FLOURISHES What is the fanfare that is played before the president, a general or other high ranking official arrives? Four Ruffles and Flourishes Hail To The Chief ______________________________________________________________________________________ Ruffles and Flourishes are sounded to render military honors and precede prescribed music for persons being honored. Ruffles (played by the drums) and Flourishes (played […]

Taps History on NPR

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Taps History on NPR http://www.npr.org/2011/05/30/136721508/historian-explains-the-origin-of-taps

Letter from Keith Clark

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Letter from Keith Clark to Jari Villanueva 1992 Click on letter for full text

Taps as our National Song of Remembrance

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The few words of the Gettysburg Address changed the course of our nation. The few notes of Taps express a Nations thanks and gratitude for service as no symphony could ever do. The bugle call Taps has, for almost 150 years, held a special place in our American heritage. Originally conceived as a replacement signal […]

Taps Music, Sound Files and Information

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Sheet Music and Sound File to Taps Click on the links TAPS ON A CIVIL WAR BUGLE TAPS SGM WOODY ENGLISH- PLAYED ON A BACH BUGLE TAPS SOUNDED AT THE KENNEDY FUNERAL NOV 1963 In order to provide you with music and sound files of Taps we have included these resources in TapsBugler. If you […]

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