Bugle before and after

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by christineka, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. christineka

    christineka Pianissimo User

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    I promised I'd show off. I finally got some polish for Christmas and polished my bugle.

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    I think it's beautiful. (I've also been playing Reveille lately- to get the kids out of bed.)
     
  2. geetarman

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    Ha! Ive been playing it to get the kid in the tub. Now she won't go in if I don't play it!!
     
  3. Buck with a Bach

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    I almost got killed playing it once. that thing about letting sleeping dogs lie, goes for wives, too:roll::lol::oops:
     
  4. Peter McNeill

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    It looks good now. There are lots of bugle tunes that are fun to play.

    Is that a Rexcraft, US Regulation Bugle? Maybe a Conn? What is the story/history of it? How did you end up playing Bugle?

    Good hootin' on it.
     
  5. christineka

    christineka Pianissimo User

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    It's a rexcraft. I bought it from ebay for my son, who has been offered a reward for earning the boy scout bugling merit badge, except at this time, I play it more than he does. I got myself all signed up to be a bugling merit badge councilor, except it's apparently not a popular merit badge.
     
  6. Peter McNeill

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    Go Girl! Lead by example.
     
  7. Dale Proctor

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    Nice polishing job! I have a bugle (technically a field trumpet) just like that. It's standing on top of a bookcase in the den acquiring a nice patina...

    I was just learning to play cornet when I was in the scouts and didn't think I was good enough to try for the merit badge. Stupid me...


    BTW, I see that Simichrome box in the corner of the pictures. :-)
     
  8. geetarman

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    I was my scout troop bugler too. You can imagine the hit that was with the ladies lol
     
  9. Ed Lee

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    The bugle Rexcraft marketed is a U.S. Regulation pitched in the key of G. Who actually manufactured them is a question. Mine was marketed by Slingerland, once renown drum makers, and was manufactured by Holton. Slingerland is now part of Conn-Selmer as is Holton. While Arlington National Cemetery buglers now use "field trumpets" pitched in Bb, it was one pitched in G that our military used throughout WWII and much of the Korean Conflict. I use to have a U.S. Regulation Official Boy Scout bugle and was designated our troop bugler. Of course, I was awarded the merit badge. What happened to that bugle, I don't know ... I may still have it somewhere in my clutter.

    I can say I'd be looking at a divorce at least, if I woke my wife up with Revielle or any other song.
     

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