“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 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

“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 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,

Taps 150 Brass Band Concert!!

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

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

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