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Bugles Across America
By SuperUser Account on 12/26/2010 3:21 PM
Now that you are a member, you need to check your computer often for Bugler requests. Should you get a request ,you first check your schedule to be sure YOU can do the mission. then you hit accept mission. What happens then is that all others who got the request are informed the mission is taken. If you take a mission and then can't do it You as the acceptor have messed up the operation and the Family or Military is left holding the bag. Now, if your in an area where you are not known as a player I always suggest that you get a sheet of stationary and put a picture of you with horn on it and a brief story about how you are a member of the nationwide organization called BAA and that you are a qualified Taps player LIVE Taps , no batteries required. You play Taps from the Heart so the Veterans Dignity is not Stolen with some kind of a recording device. Make copies, and hand deliver to Vet's posts, area guard and reserve units, cemeteries, old peoples homes, fire and police PR people, and of course Funeral Directors...
By JDay on 12/21/2010 10:25 AM
Hi Tom, Drum corps audition season is upon us again and it is allowing me time to reflect on this summer and all the things that happened. I am also spending lots of time reflecting on how I got there and I wanted to send you this as another thank you for the incredible opportunity of which you so generously helped me take advantage.

I marched with the 2010 Colts on the drumline and had the time of my life. I lost 50 pounds, I became a better musician, performer, and person, I met people that became brothers and sisters to me. I traveled the country and played a show I loved performing for thousands of people every night. And I absolutely owe it to you! I could not have done this without your support and I would not not be the person I am today without the experience. For that I am eternally grateful and I really cannot say thank you enough.

Tom, I wish you the happiest of holidays and again, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your generous donation to my cause!

Sincerely, 

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By SuperUser Account on 12/20/2010 12:13 PM
Dear Tom, Those of us planning and presenting the Rededication of Oak Park’s Peace Triumphant Memorial (originally dedicated to local World War I vets) earlier this month were honored by your participation. Your presence as founder and leader of Bugles Across America wearing a World War I uniform added to the historic significance of the occasion. Thanks for your patience, humility and generosity extending over several months, and for your artistry and professionalism on our Rededication day. These virtues and talents of yours helped make this a quality event for the 700-800 people present. The echo taps you recommended and performed so beautifully focused and expressed the day’s meaning for all of us. This was another rewarding collaboration with you at this magnificent memorial in Scoville Park (the first being for the 100th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway, whose name is on the monument). It is an appealing prospect to work together with you again in the not-so-distant future. Gratefully, Redd...
By JDay on 12/12/2010 12:34 PM
John Murphy, BAA Florida State Director, has been very busy! Here are just some of the good works going on in the Sunshine State this season, some of which he could still use assistance on...

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