History . . .

The Bugler's Hall of Fame was founded in 2005 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and over the last 15 years has  inducted and honored  the best military and drum corps buglers and some of the best known musicians, educators and composers of the past 75 years.

Brief History of the "Bugle" . . .

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Egyptian "Trumpet" c.1400 B.C. 

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Roman bronze "Tuba"  c. 500 BC

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Old Guard Bugle, Mfg. Kanstul

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Spanish Duplex Bugle c. 1800's

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Civil War - Era Bugle c. 1860's

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West Point Bugles c. 1800's

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 Conn Reversible Bugle c. 1860's

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World War I Bugle  c. 1914 - 1918

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Valve/rotor G Soprano Bugle  c. late 60's

For more history on the Bugle in America, go  HERE

From the gold and bronze trumpets found in King Tutankamen's tomb, to the classic valve rotor G bugle that lit up Roosevelt Stadium on a summer night . . . what will the next 4,000 years bring?

Early "Drum and Bugle" Corps . . .

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John III Soieski Drum and Bugle Corps

         Toledo, Ohio -  c.1800's     

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      1920 Madison Scouts

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Holy Name Cadets - '39 - '40

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Skokie Vanguard, 1959

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Tom Powell Post #77, 1964

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The 9th Reserve Corps, Washington DC

             c.1860's - 80's     

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Early all-girl drum corps - c.30's

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Jubal Drum and Bugle Corps

The Netherlands - c. 1911

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1939 Alton, Il. American Legion Corps

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Hackensack - circa 1940

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Reilly Raiders, 1960

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Logan Square Chicago, Illinois                 - 1952

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Loredo Knights - c. 60's

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St Roccos Cadets, 1964

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Belleville Black Knights, 1964