In honor of Memorial Day, I volunteered for Bugles Across America. I encourage everyone who is able to volunteer as well, and if you can’t there’s a section where you can make a donation.
The last time I played Taps on a bugle was in 2006, Memorial Day in Boston for the homeless vets at the New England Shelter for Homeless Vets. I’m going to start practicing on my trombone until I can get another bugle(I sold my bugle a few years ago).
From the site:
Volunteer For Bugles Across America
We’re always looking for enthusiastic men and women to help with our organization.
Bugler Volunteers can be male or female. They can play a traditional bugle with no valves, or they can perform the ceremony on a Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, or a 1, 2 or 3 valved bugle. The bugler can be of any age as long as they can play the 24 notes of Taps with an ease and style that will do honor to both the Veterans, their and families.
If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to fill your registration form. Upon receiving your registration details, one of our State Directors will contact you to learn more about your skills and how you’d like to help Bugles Across America. Your registration information will be visible only to State Directors/Admin, and is not shared with anyone else. Bugles Across America does not sell membership list information.
Thank you for supporting this valuable cause.