Our History . . .
Bugler's Hall of Fame was founded in 2005 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and over the last 17 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" . . .
Egyptian "Trumpet" c.1400 B.C.
Spanish Duplex Bugle c. 1800's
Conn Reversible Bugle c. 1860's
Roman bronze "Tuba" c. 500 BC
West Point Bugles c. 1800's
World War I Bugle c. 1914 - 1918
Old Guard Bugle c. 1600's - 1700's
Civil War - Era Bugle c. 1860's
Valve/rotor G Soprano Bugle c. late 60's
More history of the bugle in America, 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, to the modern-day brass in use today . . . what will the next 4,000 years bring?
Early "Drum and Bugle" Corps . . .
John III Soieski Drum and Bugle Corps
Toledo, Ohio - c.1800's
1920 Madison Scouts
Holy Name Cadets - '39 - '40
Skokie Vanguard, 1959
The 9th Reserve Corps, Washington DC
c.1860's - 80's
All-girl drum corps - c.30's
Jubal Drum and Bugle Corps
The Netherlands - c. 1911
1939 Alton, Il. American Legion Corps
Hackensack - circa 1940
Logan Square Chicago, Illinois - 1952
Reilly Raiders, 1960
Loredo Knights - c. 60's
Belleville Black Knights, 1964
Tom Powell Post #77, 1964
St Roccos Cadets, 1964