The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania
The Gettysburg National Military Park
Taps For Veterans
Wendy Allen, Founder and Coordinator
Jari Villanueva, Bugle Coordinator
100 Nights of Taps is open to buglers and trumpeters of all ages.
If you have any questions please contact us at:
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR 100 NIGHTS OF TAPS
Download a pdf of the Information Sheet here
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE DATE
Buglers will be expected to report to the Gatehouse located by the entrance to the Cemetery on Baltimore Pike (Rte. 97) by 6:30 PM on the evening they sound Taps and will sound Taps at 7 PM sharp. There will be a representative there to greet each performer. During the summer there might be a special guest who will give a short presentation prior to Taps. We will also have special ceremonies on Memorial Day May 25, D-Day June 6, Gettysburg Brass Band Festival on June 13, Independence Day July 4, and Labor Day September 7. There will be other special events too. These will be announced on the Facebook Page and Website. This event is rain or shine unless there is severe weather.
Taps is a solemn honor to those who have died in service to our country and to those who are serving in uniform today. Please make every effort to perform this call in a dignified manner. Please refer to the guidelines of sounding Taps found at100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2021 INFORMATION
Pay particular attention to the correct rhythm of Taps. We wish to be consistent in all the performances.
PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY
-Military or Civilian dress (appropriate clothes please). Business casual, at the least, is appropriate. It’s wiser to dress on the conservative side rather than showing up underdressed. If you wear a military uniform, veteran service organization, band uniform or any outfit representing a group, please wear the uniform in keeping with rules and regulations governing the wear.
-Civil War Re-enactors (Union only please)
-Any other US Military Re-enactors (WWI, WWII, etc..)
-You may use a bugle, cornet or trumpet
-Echo Taps will be allowed for this event if you are coming with another bugler. Please let us know ahead of time.
Taps performance guidelines can be found at https://www.tapsbugler.com/taps-performance-guidelines/
100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2021 is sponsored by The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, Taps For Veterans, and The National Park Service.
We encourage you to contact your local newspaper, television and other media to promote your performance at the 100 Nights of Taps. Please notify Wendy Allen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are contacted by media so you can get a list of talking points about 100 Nights of Taps, The Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania and Taps For Veterans.
Thanks for taking of your time and talent to be part of 100 NIGHTS OF TAPS GETTYSBURG 2021!