High School Trumpet Players needed to play Taps at funerals


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

The Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps is a service organization for high school trumpet players who use their musical gifts to honor military veterans. Our primary project is to volunteer to play Taps at veterans’ funerals when a professional military bugler is not available. Most veterans receive an audio recording of Taps because there are not enough military buglers to attend every funeral each day.

Volunteers receive training at local workshops or online.

Volunteers connect with funeral directors, church leaders, and veteran's groups in their own community.

The Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps is a service organization for high school trumpet players who use their musical gifts to honor military veterans. Our primary project is to volunteer to play Taps at veterans’ funerals when a professional military bugler is not available. Most veterans receive an audio recording of Taps because there are not enough military buglers to attend every funeral each day with over 1,500 WWII, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam veterans passing away each day. With the NobleCause grant money we are expanding our volunteer opportunities and connecting with our communities by equipping our volunteers to perform patriotic music at community events honoring military veterans. Many of these events would otherwise have no live music and will be

greatly enhanced by both the musical talents and presence of the high school volunteers. The presence of young people gives hope to our aging veterans as they witness younger generations expressing patriotism.

Skills

  • Brass Instrument
  • Music Arts

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • On call with less than 72 hrs notice
  • Must be able to play a quality Taps from memory and have sign-off from high school band director.
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