TWO EVENTS FOR BUGLERS HIGHLIGHT THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF TAPS
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Two significant events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Taps will take place in May and June 2012. All buglers are invited to participate in these historic and musical commemorations celebrating Taps.

“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
http://taps150.org/wp/arlington-taps-150-event-may-19

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.

Register (opens Jan 1, 2012) at:
http://taps150.org/wp/arlington-taps-150-event-may-19
The Program Coordinator is Mr. Jari Villanueva, Bugle historian, military bugler.
For further information visit the Taps150 website or email Jari at jari@taps150.org


“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
http://taps150.org/wp/berkeley-taps

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 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 which helps offset the costs of the event. You will also receive trumpet and bugle music that will be performed.

Registration is at:
http://taps150.org/wp/berkeley-taps
The Program Coordinator is Mr. Jari Villanueva, Bugle historian, military bugler.
For the weekend schedule and further information visit the Taps150 website or email Jari at jari@taps150.org

Contact Information
TAPS 150
124 Maiden Choice Lane
Baltimore, MD 21228
www.taps150.org
jari@taps150.org