Bugle Calls
Collection of Military Bugle Calls

 
 
To The Color Bugle Call
To the color is played to render honors to the nation. It is used when no band is available to render honors, or in ceremonies requiring honors to the nation more than once. To the Color commands all the same courtesies as the National Anthem.

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Tattoo Bugle Call
Tattoo is played to signal that all light in squad rooms be extinguished and that all loud talking and other disturbances be discontinued within 15 minutes.

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Taps Bugle Call

Taps is played to signal that unauthorized lights are to be extinguished. This is the last bugle call of the day. Taps is also sounded at the completion of a military funeral ceremony.

 

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Reveille Bugle Call
Reveille is played at dawn to awaken the troops for morning roll call. It is also used to accompany the raising of the National Colors.

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Retreat Bugle Call
Retreat is played to signal the end of the official day.

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