FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Anyone who can sound Taps on a bugle, trumpet, or similar instrument or even on your cell phone. We welcome players from all organizations and performing groups.

WHEN SHOULD I SOUND TAPS?

Monday, May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day) at 3 pm local . That means 3 pm in your time zone.

HOW DO I SOUND TAPS?

Play it on an instrument or play it from a recording on your cell phone. Find the sheet music at this link. Please note the rhythm of Taps. Let’s strive to play it correctly. To play an audio file, click at this link.

WHERE SHOULD I PLAY?

Your front yard, porch, balcony, driveway, etc. Feel free to alert your neighbors so they can come listen. You can also sound Taps at a military memorial or in a cemetery. Try to position yourself near a flag or by a memorial.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HEAR TAPS?

If you hear Taps being sounded, you should respond as you do for the national anthem: Stand, face the music and place your hand over your heart. Military veterans may render a hand salute.