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Louis Benz (Bentz)-West Point Bugler

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Louis Benz (Bentz) was a US Army Musician and Chief Bugler of the US Military Academy for 40 years, 1834-1874. He died in his early 70’s, still on active duty at West Point. Born in Orlofen, Germany, the former cavalry musician was a master of the keyed bugle. Preceded in death two years earlier by […]

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 […]

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 […]

William Carson Medal of Honor Bugler

Friday, October 19th, 2018

William J. Carson was one of about twenty Civil War Musicians to receive the Medal of Honor. He is the only musician ever to receive the medal for musical duties. Born in Westmorland County, Pa., in 1840, he had grown up in Ohio. On September 2, 1861, he enlisted at Greenfield, Ohio in the 15th […]

Leo Foster WWI Bugler

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Remembering forgotten veterans of World War I By Ashley Strickland, CNN Nov 2014 CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/11/us/remembering-wwi-veterans/?cid=homepage-ob-gc&iref=obnetwork Foster, far right, with his fellow buglers. (CNN) — In 1917, at age 24, Leo Foster went from being a musician to an instrument of war. The La Crosse, Wisconsin, native isn’t in any textbook. His name didn’t go down […]

When the Moment Came, He Was Ready!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

The Story of Firefighter Julius Pontecorvo Originally published in The New York Brass Conference, 2002 Journal During the weeks and months which have followed the terrible tragedy of September 11th, 2001, Julius Pontecorvo, Official Bugler of the New York City Fire Department, has had the somber duty and privilege to perform “Taps” for many FDNY […]

The Titanic Bugler

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

THE TITANIC BUGLER Percy William Fletcher in his White Star uniform with his horn, a British Duty Bugle pitched in B Flat. On board the RMS Titanic was Percy William Fletcher of Southampton. Fletcher was the ship’s Bugler. He would announce meals and any events that were happening on the ship. Mr Percy William Fletcher was born in […]

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