Union College - Taps

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Joe Donahue - WAMC

To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Taps, Union recently hosted a brass band concert in Memorial Chapel. The 15-piece band, comprised of faculty, students and members of the local Signature Brass Quintet, was led by Jari Villanueva, a retired Air Force veteran and author of Twenty-Four Notes That Tap Deep Emotions: The History of America’s Most Famous Bugle Call. Villanueva, president of Taps 150, also gave a talk on Daniel Butterfield, Class of 1849, in College Park Hall as part of ReUnion festivities. Butterfield is the person responsible for Taps.

To listen to an interview with Villanueva on WAMC, click here.

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