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" . . .
Egyptian "Trumpet" c.1400 B.C.
Roman bronze "Tuba" c. 500 BC
Old Guard Bugle, Mfg. Kanstul
Spanish Duplex Bugle c. 1800's
Civil War - Era Bugle c. 1860's
West Point Bugles c. 1800's
Conn Reversible Bugle c. 1860's
World War I Bugle c. 1914 - 1918
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 . . .
John III Soieski Drum and Bugle Corps
Toledo, Ohio - c.1800's
1920 Madison Scouts
Holy Name Cadets - '39 - '40
Skokie Vanguard, 1959
Tom Powell Post #77, 1964
The 9th Reserve Corps, Washington DC
c.1860's - 80's
Early 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
Reilly Raiders, 1960
Logan Square Chicago, Illinois - 1952
Loredo Knights - c. 60's
St Roccos Cadets, 1964
Belleville Black Knights, 1964