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Bugler, Brass And Music Related Sites
Buglers Across America Bugles Across America, NFP was founded in 2000 by Tom Day, when Congress passed legislation stating Veterans had a right to at least 2 uniformed military people to fold the flag and play taps on a CD player. It's a shame to use a recording of taps. Fine organization offering real live buglers on a voluntary basis. Get in touch with them.
JV Music Brass music arranged by Jari A. Villanueva, Civil War music for brass quintet, the Federal City Brass Band and authorative information on Taps and bugles, and much more. Comprehensive essay on President JFK funeral, history of Taps and Villanueva's film work.
The Dairy of Bugler Wayne Desilvey A fascinating transcription of the diary kept by Wayne W. DeSilvey, 1st Bugler of Company I, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. This site gives some insite into the horrors of WWI and the wonderful men and women who gave their lives with honor.
Scarlet Bugler This site is about a flower called a Scarlet Bugler. At first I was flattered only to realize it had nothing to do with me or buglers for that matter! I get request and suggestions for all kinds of thing bugler related. The flower spike is big and stiff so as to be made for flower bouquets.
Brass Resources HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SITES FOR ALL BRASS PLAYERS! Hundreds of sites for Bugle calls to synthesizing trumpet performances. An awesome resource site.
Bugle Calls And Marches Part of the Frederick Military Academy of Portsmouth, Virginia site. Bugle calls are played by Charles Moll on an authentic Civil War bugle. Go to the Home page and learn some interesting facts about this great school.
Brief History Of Taps A CNN sponsored page about "Taps". It has a couple of good links.
Air Force Sergeant Traces Bugle's History A U.S. Defense page on the research of Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva on Buglers and Bugle calls. He's an authority on the subject of Bugle calls both past and present. Look for the link to his site below.
The Origins of the Model 1892 Bugle Bugles have always been specified correctly by the armed services and the suppliers and manufacturers of these instruments as either bugles (a conical bore natural horn) or as a field trumpet. An interesting site as my professor in college aptly pointed out that anything pursued enough becomes philosophy. So, for those interested, this site is for you!
Jari Villanueva Biography by Boeing  One of a series of Forever New Frontiers Radio Essays presented by Boeing Aircraft. Mr. Villanueva is a Bugler and Brass historian.
"The Last Thing The Bugler Played"

A bit unusual, this sermon presented by Dr. George C. Anderson on All Saints' Sunday, November 3, 2002 at the Church Triumphant is a moving testimony of the power of "Taps". Very beautiful and worth reading.

24 Notes That Tap Deep Emotions From the West Point site the TRUE story behind Taps by Jari A. Villanueva. Has some valuable Civil War links.
TapsBugler.com Another site featuring the expertise of Jari A. Villanueva. Listen to taps played on the B flat Bach Stradivarius Field Trumpet (bugle) performed by SGM Woody English, U.S. Army Band. This is perhaps the most beautiful solo rendition of Taps I know of. Complete with music notation. You can also search and find a bugler in your area, the JFK funeral information, history and collector information. Great resource.
Naval and Military Wav Files From The Goat Locker site a good resource for Wav files should you have a need for Bugle Calls, Boatswains Pipe or General Military Related sounds. I'd love to put them all on my site, but why? There are so many excellent sites with this information and more already. Link on and enjoy some nastalgia!
USA Patriotic Music: Bugle Calls This is a download site with lots of great stuff including the famous God Bless America as sung by Kate Smith. You download then play on your computer. Mostly Wav files which are great. Good resource.
Diggerhistory An Australian site devoted to military sounds and is worth a visit. Keep in mind there are hundreds such sites to stir the soul. Poke around and see if you can find Willie McBride, Tokyo Rose and "Toondah Harbour."
   
U.S.S. New Jersey BB-62 Sites
U.S.S. New Jersey Veterans, Inc. OFFICIAL Home of the world's most DECORATED BATTLESHIP. Great site loaded with current events and activities held aboard the New Jersey. Lots of information about the ship and how to get there. Your number one resource.
The Home Port Alliance, U.S.S. New Jersey The Battleship New Jersey, our Nation's most decorated battleship, is now a floating museum on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia. Site sponsored by the Home Port Alliance, Inc. who mans the ship daily with its highly dedicated all volunteer "crew". This crew is made up from men and women from all walks of life; maintenance men to college professors.
Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station NJ2BB The official home page for the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station, NJ2BB, includes information of the station, volunteers, radios, membership and history. A must for all Ham Radio Operators. See their new official web site below.
Battleship New Jersey Photo Archives Links to online photo archives that contain images from every phase of the USS New Jersey's history from her launch to the latest events in Camden, New Jersey.
Courier Post Online The Courier-Post has covered the New Jersey since before it was built. Here you'll find this year's stories, as well as links to past years of coverage.
U.S.S. New Jersey History / Statistics The USS New Jersey is one of only four Iowa Class Battleships built by the United States. She and her three sister ships are arguably the best Battleships ever built. Launched during a dark period in American history following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, she distinguished herself by becoming the most decorated warship in U.S. Naval History. In nearly 50 years of service she earned 19 Battle Stars and 13 other Citations, Medals and Ribbons.
Battleship New Jersey Historical Society The purpose of our Society is to assist and support the battleship New Jersey in the territorial waters of the State of New Jersey. To that end we maintain our Society membership, newsletter, and Society Store.
The Battleships Official U.S. Navy site offering a brief history with photos of all U.S. Navy battleships, followed by a link to the list of battleships. This list gives the ships' names, their dates of commissioning(s) and decommissioning(s), and the eventual fate each one met. There are also links from the ships' names to an up-to-date, illustrated history of each ship.
The Battleships U.S.S. New Jersey page The second New Jersey (BB-62) was launched 7 December 1942 by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard; sponsored by Mrs. Charles Edison, wife of Governor Edison of New Jersey, former Secretary of the Navy; and commissioned at Philadelphia 23 May 1943, Captain Carl F. Holden in command. This is a brief history of the New Jersey, BB-62.
USS New Jersey (BB-62), 1943-1999 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER site offer an overview of the ship's history. You can purchase official photos of the ship through this site. Some good historical pictures.
The Battleship Page A well organized and comprehensive site on Iowa Class Battleships. Contains information on armament, all kinds of statistics even mystery ships in silhouette. Good site for the Battleship buff.
   
U.S.S. Providence, CLG-6 Sites
U.S.S. Providence Association Official Site of the USS Providence Association. The site covers the Providence from its commissioning in 1945 to its decommissioning in 1973. A place to find old friends, make new friends and enjoy the days of glory. Sponsored by Sam Villa, USS Providence CLG-6, FTM-3, 1968-72.
U.S.S. Providence History A small site by Cleve Johnson it has pictures of all the "Providence" ships even those created for the television show Star Trek. It's a link site to the USS Providence SSN719, a submarine.
Cruiser Photo Archive Lots of black/white pictures of this Cleveland Class ship with a few good links.
USS Providence CL-82/CLG-6 A site with old articles on the USS Providence with links.
   
 Other Sites Of Interest
Robert E. Lee Collection Transcriptions of letters to and from General Robert E. Lee as created by Robert C Peniston, retired Captain in the United States Navy and former Director of the Lee Chapel at W&L. Capt. Peniston was the Commander of the U.S.S. New Jersey for decomissioning in 1969. This is an amazing site. Check the links, an amazing study of this great general.
Traditions of the U. S. Naval Services Everything you'd want to know about life in the Navy from bells and whistles to Honors & Ceremonies to flag related issues. Tremendous resource where anyone dealing with US Navy issues from laying the keel to funerals is discussed in detail. One of the more important sites.
Dept. Of  The Navy Historical Center Official US Navy site with loads of information on Naval history, with lots of pictures of major events, battles fought, medals, naval aviation, ships, etc. An unassuming home page of links with awesome information.
Lee-Jackson Collection From the Washington and Lee University these selected transcriptions were prepared by Captain Robert C Peniston, USN (Retired). Captain Peniston has been a volunteer in the Leyburn Library Special Collections since 1998. Another amazing site of life work by Capt. Peniston. Take a peek at history, you'll be surprised.
Keep Sakes & Collectibles This, perhaps, is the only commercial site I suggest. The military service plaques are beautiful and average around $40. Check out the site for other military gifts. Great stuff (nothing in it for me!).
United State Navy Official Web Site This is the World Wide Web site for official information about the United States Navy. It is provided as a public service by the Navy's Office of Information, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston, Pensacola Office, Pensacola, Fla. Check out the Operation Iraqi Freedom link.
All Made in USA & American Made A little flag waving for American products won't hurt. If you're in business you'll want to check out this site.
The Spirit of Allegiance A site I designed and built that is important to every American promoting the important concept of keeping God in our Pledge of Allegiance.
Miltary Cartoons  This is a great resource for military cartoons, WWII, etc.
Broadside Cartoons by Jeff Bacon Jeff Bacon has drawn BROADSIDE cartoon for Navy Times since 1986. His weekly panel pokes good natured fun at the different communities within the Navy, Marine Corps, and other maritime services.
   
   
   
   

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