TAPS150-The Anniversary of the Bugle Call Taps

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TAPS 150!!!

 

NEWS FOR JANUARY 2013

TAPS 150 IS NOT QUITE DONE!
There are two special events being planned for 2013 that will include ceremonies featuring massed Taps  performances

 Stay tuned!

These events will be sponsored by Taps Bugler

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TAPS 150 is an organization incorporated to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the origin of Taps, our national bugle call. TAPS 150 ceremonies will culminate with the 150th Anniversary commemoration in June 22-24 2012 at Berkeley Plantation where Taps was born.

Please scroll down for all the great events
still left on the schedule!

HELP SUPPORT US AS WE COMMEMORATE THIS ANNIVERSARY!
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OR VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE BY CLICKING HERE

 

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Thanks to all those who made the
The 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Taps at Arlington National Cemetery

a great success!

May 19, 2012 10 AM-12 Noon

We will be posting links to photos and videos by mid-June

 

 

TAPS AT BERKELEY PLANTATION

 

 CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO BERKELEY PLANTATION

 

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“BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN TRADITION”

The 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Taps
June 22 – 24, 2012
Berkeley Plantation
12602 Harrison Landing Road,
Charles City, VA 23030

CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

 

This three-day event will celebrate the birth of America’s National Song of Remembrance with Civil War re-enactors depicting the Union Army at rest at Harrison’s Landing (on the grounds of the plantation) following the Seven Days Battles in late June 1862. Living history programs will feature the music of fifes, drums, and bugles, including the commemorative sounding of Taps on Saturday night. Concerts by military bands on Friday night and the Federal City Brass Band on Saturday night will add to the musical flavor of the event.  The focal point of the weekend will be the re-dedication of the Taps monument on Saturday, June 23, at 11 AM. Taps150 and Bugles Across America will have bugle exhibits set up. In addition Virginia’s Civil War HistoryMobile will be on the grounds for visitors over the three days.

All Bugles Across America buglers are invited to participate and perform in concerts during the weekend plus sound Taps on the spot where Taps was born. Ken Rose, LTC (ret), former commander of the Continental Army Band (TRADOC Band), will serve as the conductor of the bugle and trumpet ensembles.

Registration is $20.00 for re-enactors and $25.00 for Trumpet Performers which helps offset the costs of the event.

GOOGLE MAP OF BERKELEY

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THE TAPS150 STORE IS OPEN

Taps 150 CDs
Medals
Coins
Pins
Patches
T-Shirts
Raffle Tickets for a bugle!

 

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You can listen to a podcast of MSgt Jari Villanueva talking about ceremonial duty at Arlington National Cemetery and Taps

Click on the image below

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AS YOU BROWSE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE AND WWW.TAPSBUGLER.COM, PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS FOR THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF TAPS. YOU CAN DONATE BY CLICKING THE BUTTON TO THE RIGHT. NOTHING IS TOO SMALL.

YOU CAN ALSO DONATE HERE USING ANY CREDIT CARD

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.-Larry DuPree, Ohio Bugler

PROTOCOL ON TAPS

 

For information contact Taps Historian Jari Villanueva by clicking HERE

We are looking for support for this TAPS150. Please consider a donation for this worthwhile endeavor or ask about volunteering. Contact us HERE

We have a FACEBOOK page set up!

Further information will be posted at www.tapsbugler.com and our Facebook page

You can also follow our blog HERE

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“ARLINGTON TAPS 150”

The 150th Anniversary Commemoration of Taps At Arlington National Cemetery
May 19, 2012 10 AM-12 Noon
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia 22211

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Taps 150 will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Taps, our National Song of Remembrance, in the Old Amphitheater (near the Lee Mansion) at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday May 19, 2012. The event is sponsored by TAPS 150, Bugles Across America and Arlington National Cemetery. All buglers and trumpeters are welcome to attend the ceremony and perform Taps in Arlington, our nation’s most sacred ground.

Following the ceremony and a massed sounding of Taps in Old Amphitheater, buglers will move to various locations in the cemetery and sound Taps following the chimes at noon. Buglers will be able to choose where they would like to sound Taps in the cemetery. Registration is free but mandatory for this event. You must be registered to perform.

 

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Taps 150 Brass Band Concert!!

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May 19th, 2012 9 PM
Memorial Chapel

Union College
807 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12308

Taps 150 Brass Band Concert

Featuring director and soloist Jari Villanueva
(fresh off the plane from  Arlington)
Fireworks to follow at 10PM.  Free and open to the public.
http://www.union.edu/reunion/schedule/friday/index.php

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International Trumpet Guild
37th Annual Conference in Columbus Georgia

May 22-26, 2012

Columbus Convention and Trade Center which is adjacent to the River Center campus.

TAPS 150 will have an exhibit booth all week
Stop by say hello and try out several historic bugles
Jari will do a bugle program during the conference.

More information on the conference:

http://music.columbusstate.edu/events/itg2012/index.php

 

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Jari Villanueva will appear at the
2012 Piccolo Spoleto Festival
Sunday May 27, 2012
Charleston, South Carolina

6 PM: Bugle/Taps program at the First Baptist Church
48 Meeting Street Charleston SC 29401
Lecture on the History of Taps and Civil War Bugle Calls followed by Q&A.

7 PM: Performance with the 8th Regiment Band from Rome, Ga., White Point Garden.
A program of Music from the Civil War including Manual of Arms Polka
and Tenting Tonight with Taps.

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Join us on Memorial Day, May 28th, as Taps is
sounded at Berkeley Plantation at 3 PM as
part of the National Pause for Remembrance.
This will take place at the Taps Monument.

The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather, it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died in service to the United States.

Jari will give a short Bugle Program prior to the sounding of Taps
and be available for Q&A in the bugle exhibit at the Plantation

 

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