Shooter, you are in VA as also hosts the Army-Navy Music School. The only cemeteries I know of that prohibit the sounding of Taps by other than military are National cemeteries and there you take whatever they offer ... as may be as little as a scratchy recording played from a single 8 ohm speaker at the gazebo ... not even graveside, Such was the scenario at my late brothers funeral at Riverside National Cemetery, just a short distance from March AFB where he flew C-130 gunships from and retired from USAF.
Don't bother for me ... I'll play all the music for my funeral including the sounding of TAPS ... albeit such will have been recorded on CDs ,,, and I will no be buried in National Cemetery ... just the one here in the Western outskirts of Jackson NC
Otherwise, the military sends contingents of their bands on Public Relation tours. A contingent of the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will appear for free concert at The Centre of nearby Halifax Community College in Weldon NC on Tuesday, October 13 2015, 7:00 PM. Free tickets at the Centre or Daily Herald Newspaper on Roanoke Avenue in Roanoke Rapids NC.
Update: The Navy provided full honor guard with live bugler. Although I wanted to do it, they did a nice job as I knew they would. The family and I went up a few hours later after everyone had left and I sounded TAPS while a toast was given to him. It was very nice. Thanks guys for all of your replies.
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I played it often in the army during the Vietnam years, never once played it perfectly, always fluffed a note, or worse.
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