Participant Notes: (click your role to view)

  • Honor-Calls bugler registry is to be accessed only thru band directors at listed schools
  • Band directors are the point of contact and will facilitate volunteer bugler’s availability
  • Any service coordinated through Honor-Call is strictly voluntary
  • Honorariums are permitted but not to be requested by buglers providing services
  • Honor-Call is requesting your school’s help filling a national service need, by providing buglers ( trumpet players ) to perform TAPS live during military honors.
  • Funeral Directors will contact you directly, to coordinate details for local area services.
  • Please screen all trumpet players for the required skills to play TAPS professionally.
  • No student contact information is to be shared, other than for service arrangements.
  • Funeral directors / funeral homes will notify you of any special needs or requirements.
  • Honor-Call does not require parents or guardians be involved but would request they are made aware of all service details. Their assistance or support cannot be underestimated.
  • THANK YOU for honoring those who have served our nation, by playing TAPS live !!!!!!!
  • Please coordinate an audition with your school’s band or music director, if required.
  • Please refer to TapsBugler.com for proper performance of TAPS, along with historical background. A printable PDF file and sound file of TAPS can be accessed, at the bottom of their homepage.
  • Please recognize that this is a very solemn occasion in a family’s life and needs to be approached with reverence.
  • An honorarium may be offered but SHOULD NOT BE REQUESTED. This would be handled thru the funeral home in charge of service arrangements.
  • Your playing of TAPS pays respect to those who have worn the uniforms of this great country. Many gave the ultimate sacrifice, so we may enjoy liberty and freedom today. Please never forget or take this for granted.