Unfortunate--but necessary--trumpet job...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by TangneyK, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. keith e miland

    keith e miland New Friend

    Jan 18, 2004
    Winona, MN
    Get in touch with your state Military Funeral Honors program. They are usualy at the state headquarters for the National Guard.

    I am a retired guard band member. I am on a list that they call, and pay me $50 when they can't get one of the guard band members to play taps.

    I don't know if all states do this or not. Wisconsin does. I do know it took a while to get it set up.

    I myself would do it for nothing, but it is nice to get a little stipend to cover expenses especially when you travel an hour or more in one direction to play.

    The only thing I don't like about TAPS is that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach that takes a lolng while to go away on the occation that you frack a note. Hasn't happened in a long time and I hope I never frack one again.

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