Live Taps Bugler

Bill Hershey -- Click To Call:

636-248-1823

 

 

Live Taps Bugler

Bill Hershey -- Click To Call:

636-248-1823

Live Taps Matters

My fee as a Taps Bugler is $150. On short notice, I will travel up to 200 miles within the Saint Louis, Missouri area to include Illinois -- Live Taps Matters.

Always ask for Live Taps. Veteran's deserve Live Taps, not a recording. If not requested, a recording will be played instead.

 

When I sound Taps, you will hear beautifully played Live Taps by a professional, full-time Military Funeral Honors bugler. It will be played correctly with a soul-stirring tone.

Don't settle for anyone except the best as your Taps Bugler! You will hear correctly rendered Live Taps
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I am a member of the Saint Louis Musician's Union Local 2-197.

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

As part of the Military Funeral Honors ceremony, Taps will by default be played on a digital bugle as a recording. Sometimes a volunteer bugler will show up and play Taps with varying degrees of sound quality based on their musical training. 

Playing with a beautiful, flowing sound takes acquired skill to play Live Taps properly. The notes must be connected with soft, non-harsh tone attacks. Note length for each note must be mathematically correct in relation to the notes that follow. In other words, Live Taps should sound beautiful! 

 

Click on  <Links>  for additional resources:
Echo Taps, Bagpiper, Military Chaplain.

 

Click on < Military Bugle Call >

Upon request, I can play any < Military Bugle Call > or a favorite song such as "Danny Boy," "Amazing Grace," etc., during the Military Funeral Honors ceremony.

 

I am Bugler Bill Hershey better known around the Saint Louis area as the Live Taps Bugler. Whether sounding a call for attention, sounding "To The Color" at a patriotic ceremony, playing "To The Post" at a racing event, playing the National Anthem, rendering "Taps" at a funeral or memorial service, or sounding "The Last Post" at ceremonies, these calls can provide a perfect option. I was a professional, highly skilled Taps Bugler with The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) at Fort Myer, Virginia and sounded "Taps" at Arlington National Cemetery as a member of this elitist military band. Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is currently where I have performed at Memorial Day and Veterans Day services in the Saint Louis area. I have sounded Live Taps at thousands of funerals and church funeral services, and at Civil War related events. I also sound brilliant, attention-grabbing trumpet fanfares using a piccolo trumpet at weddings and special events.

I sound Taps in a dark suit. I am available on short notice and will play beautifully in any weather condition: Rain, Scorching Heat or Freezing Cold.

 

Contact Me

 

Click To Call:

636-248-1823

 

Direct Email:
wbhtrumpet@gmail.com

Business Hours

On the day requested, I will arrive at the funeral site one hour before the anticipated time of the Military Funeral Honors presentation and will coordinate Live Taps with the firing team and/or the military flag presenters.

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