Brass And Music Related Sites
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.
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
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.
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.
RECOMMENDED SITES FOR ALL BRASS PLAYERS! Hundreds of sites for Bugle
calls to synthesizing trumpet performances. An awesome resource site.
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
CNN sponsored page about "Taps". It has a couple of good
Force Sergeant Traces Bugle's History
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.
Origins of the Model 1892 Bugle
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
Villanueva Biography by Boeing
of a series of Forever New Frontiers Radio Essays presented by Boeing
Aircraft. Mr. Villanueva is a Bugler and Brass historian.
Thing The Bugler Played"
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
the West Point site the TRUE story behind Taps by Jari A. Villanueva.
Has some valuable Civil War links.
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
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!
Music: Bugle Calls
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.
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
New Jersey BB-62 Sites
|U.S.S. New Jersey
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.
Port Alliance, U.S.S. New Jersey
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
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.
New Jersey Photo Archives
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,
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
|U.S.S. New Jersey
History / Statistics
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
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.
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.
Battleships U.S.S. New Jersey page
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.
New Jersey (BB-62), 1943-1999
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
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.
Providence, CLG-6 Sites
|U.S.S. Providence Association
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.
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.
of black/white pictures of this Cleveland Class ship with a few good
site with old articles on the USS Providence with links.
Sites Of Interest
|Robert E. Lee
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.
of the U. S. Naval Services
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
site I designed and built that is important to every American promoting
the important concept of keeping God in our Pledge of Allegiance.
is a great resource for military cartoons, WWII, etc.
Cartoons by Jeff Bacon
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.