The Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps is a service
organization with a mission to train, support,
and recognize high school trumpet players
who use their musical gifts to honor military
veterans at funerals and community events.
Dignity Memorial Network
Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma
Karma for Cara Foundation
Keds Brave Life Project
Oak Point Recreation Center
Oklahoma Funeral Directors Assoc.
Bruce Chidester - The Trumpet Blog
Drill SSG Ron Hise - N.C.O.I.C.
Jay Wilkinson - OU Jazz Program
Riley Castor - Sunny Lane Funeral Home
SPC Colton Perry - 145th Army Band
Stephen Murden - Wise Funeral Home
Todd Tramel - Dignity Memorial
Tom Rye - OK Homeschool Bands
John Rozga - Rozga Funeral Homes
Edmond Music
Horn Trader Music
Larsen Music Company
Penders Music Co.
American Legion Post 353 Mustang, OK
American Legion Post 18 Milwaukee, WI
Catholic War Veterans Post 168 Del City, OK
VFW Post 9969 Del City, OK
North Texas Patriot Guard Riders
Paralyzed Veterans of America Lone Star Ch.
and all of our private donors
Due to a shortage of military buglers, many
veterans’ funerals have an audio recording of
Taps. Out of respect for service to our country,
we feel that veterans’ final honors are more
worthy of a live rendition of our National Song
of Remembrance.
The Youth Trumpet & Taps Corps Association
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by Katie Prior.
Katie studies music at Infinity Music Arts Academy and plays trumpet in the Oklahoma
Homeschool Band and the Oklahoma Youth
Orchestras‘ OYP. Katie is a VA Medical Center
volunteer and has been recognized as a Girl
Scout Gold Award recipient, a Jefferson
Awards Globe Changer,
a Ked’s Brave Life
Project Grant
winner, and a
Karma for Cara
Printing of this brochure was made possible by
a microgrant from the Karma for Cara Foundation.
Photo by: Michael Anderson
[email protected]
(725) 222-YTTC (9882)
Taps for Veterans
Our volunteers are available to sound Taps at
military and public servant funerals in lieu of an
audio recording when a professional military
bugler is not available.
Do YTTC Volunteers charge a fee for their services?
No. Our services are offered free of charge.
Salute to Service
Our volunteers are available for solo trumpet
performances of branch of service songs at
pinning ceremonies, funeral services, and memorial events.
How do I know if a YTTC Volunteer will be able to play Taps?
Our volunteers receive training and support in their role on the Final Honors team. Volunteers also
receive certification from their school band director in performing a quality Taps. We encourage funeral
directors and clergy members to build a working relationship with the student by inviting them to play
Taps or branch of service songs at memorial services or other events honoring veterans.
Community Events
Our volunteers accept invitations for solo and
ensemble trumpet performances of the U.S.
National Anthem, Echo Taps, Amazing Grace, and
branch of service songs at community events
honoring veterans.
How do I schedule a YTTC Volunteer for a funeral?
If a military Honor Guard bugler is not available, clergy or funeral directors may contact YTTC at the
family’s request by calling our funeral director hotline at 725.222.9882 or by email.
Are student volunteers available on weekdays?
Yes. Our volunteers have received approval from their schools to participate in daytime funeral services.
What if YTTC does not have volunteers in my area?
Visit our website for information on how to recruit a volunteer in your community. YTTC will facilitate training and support of the student volunteer.
CALL 725.222.9882 OR EMAIL [email protected]

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