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December 27, 2016 – Chicago Tribune (IL)
Under new Illinois law, playing taps at vets’ funerals can get teens out of school

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 – Sapulpa Times (OK)
Sapulpa High School Students Train to Play Taps for Veterans

AUGUST 19, 2016 – Cambridge Chronicle (IL)
AlWood High School student inspires state law, watches governor sign it

MAY 30, 2016 – ABC World News Tonight with David Muir
Trumpet Playing Teen Is on a Mission to Change the ‘Taps’ Stereotype

MAY 3, 2016 – Patty Miller, The Edmond Sun (OK)
Memorial students remember veterans by playing taps

MARCH 14, 2016 – Brandy McDonnell, The Oklahoman
Interview & video: Oklahoma teen Katie Prior uses musical gifts to help veterans’ families heal with Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps

MARCH 2, 2016 – Oklahoma Arts Council
YTTC spotlighted in the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Arts and the Military Initiative Report

FEBRUARY 22, 2016 – Ryan Malone, Music for Life on
#56 Episode 31: Music and the Military: Part 2 (10-minute radio interview)

DECEMBER 8, 2015 – Inside Edition
This Teen Thinks Every Veteran Should Be Honored By a Trumpet Player at Their Funeral

OCTOBER 4, 2015 – Sarah Kirby, Norman Transcript (OK)
Girl Scout member organizes group to play taps at veterans’ funerals


OCTOBER 1, 2015 – International Trumpet Guild News
10th grade trumpeter Katie Prior honored at White House

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 – Eric Steffens, TMJ4 Milwaukee (WI)

Youth Trumpet and Taps Corps preserves taps, funeral customs for the next generation

JULY 6, 2015 – Alex Cameron, News 9 (OK)
Giving Veterans A Final Salute Is An OKC Girl’s Passion

MAY 1, 2015 – Darla Shelden, The City Sentinel (OK)
Local teen uses trumpeting skills to serve others

MARCH 6, 2015  – Brittany Feagans, Plano Star Courier (TX)
Teenage trumpeter creates program to honor fallen veterans

DECEMBER 4, 2014 – International Trumpet Guild News
Oklahoma City Girl Scout recruits high school trumpeters to play Taps at military funerals

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