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Calling all high school and college trumpet players!

The Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps will offer a two-day training clinic for new volunteers on September 26th and 27th, 2014 at Sunny Lane Cemetery in Del City, Oklahoma. Volunteers will be trained to play Taps at veterans’ funerals, will learn patriotic music to play at veterans’ events, and will learn about other opportunities for volunteering as a member of YTTC.

Volunteer requirements:

-Must be age 14-23

-Must play trumpet, bugle, flugelhorn, or bagpipes

-Must be enrolled in a formal band program or  taking private lessons

-Must have Taps memorized and signed-off on by their band director or private instructor

-Must turn in registration form by September 15, 2014

If you would like to register for our Taps clinic, September 26th & 27th, 2014, fill out the form below.

For more information on our program, visit our FAQ page.

Wreaths Across America

On Memorial Day I had the opportunity to help with a Wreaths Across America fundraiser that as sponsored by the Catholic War Veterans Okla. Memorial Post 168 in Del City. I played Taps for visitors at Sunny Lane Cemetery and encouraged them to make donations to the Wreaths Across America project.

Wreaths Across America™ (WAA), the national nonprofit best known for their annual wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 905 locations nationwide – See more at:

On December 13th, 2014, cemeteries across Oklahoma and the nation will be holding wreath-laying ceremonies to pay tribute to fallen heroes and those who have served.

Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps members are encouraged to volunteer to play Taps at the December ceremonies and assist with wreath-laying.

To find a location near you, visit the Wreaths Across America website and search for a local fundraising group and contact a local coordinator to volunteer.

Don’t forget to let us know you are volunteering so we can track your hours towards the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

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