I have been asked to play TAPS at a military funeral at National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. I have attended only two military funerals and my memory of the procedure is a bit hazy. I did find information that is helpful at the following website:
Military Funeral Honors
I don't know if I will have much a chance to speak with the other participants before the ceremony and I still have a couple of questions. Will I be directed to play from a specific location? (I would prefer to stand at some distance from the attendees, if that is possible) Will I receive a signal or direction to begin playing? If not, how long should I wait to begin after the rifle volley?
I also would welcome any other advice from TM members who have performed TAPS at military funerals.
(Please – and thank you in advance – My questions are directed only to to people who have actual first-hand knowledge of military funerals)