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.
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…
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…
Chris Morgan Photographer
Chris Morgan, photographer who does period wet plate images will be at Berkeley Plantation for the Taps 150 event “Birth of an American Tradition” June 22-24. Chris will take period images of the event plus be available for portraits. Below are some images Chris took at Berkeley Plantation in 2002.
One of the Very Best Regiments A History of the 83rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
One of the Very Best Regiments: The 83rdRegiment Pennsylvania Volunteers by George E. Deutsch and Gerald English The following material is Copyright © 2011 by George Deutsch During the Civil War, the 83rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (PVI) earned a well-deserved reputation as “One of the very best regiments in the Army.”[i] It fought on…