Bill Hershey -- Click To Call:
I am a certified, skilled Taps Bugler at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (JBNC) and was a professional trumpeter with The United States Army Band ("Pershing's Own") at Fort Myer, Virginia where my assignments included sounding Taps at Arlington National Cemetery.
During funeral arrangements with the Funeral Director, please mention you want Live Taps sounded. My fee is $150 for services at JBNC and local cemeteries. I will travel up to 250 miles from Saint Louis, Missouri.
Please consider me as your Taps Bugler for playing Live Taps and be confident that I will play a beautiful, soulful rendition for the veteran's last farewell 24 note salute.
I am not a member of Bugles Across America.
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.