Monday, June 20, 2011

A 13 Year Old Young Lady Plays Taps

This was sent to me from a dear friend, and Major General, USAF, retired.  I had to share with everyone.  Please take the time to listen to this - It will take your breath away!

Lest WE we ask God's Blessings on all our young guys and gals serving You and Me!

The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland. The young lady, her trumpet and her rendition of TAPS makes your hair stand on end.  Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety, for all of the men & women that have died for you to have the freedom you have in America. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss and I guarantee you'll never forget.
Melissa Venema, age 13, is the trumpet soloist.
Here is Taps played in its entirety. The Original version of Taps was called 
Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps. Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a bugle. 


  1. Hi, I found your blog on the Etsy Blog team. I went to TX A&M where we did Silver Taps. I guess it's related to this Taps?

    I love your blog and your fabric!


  2. Yes, I believe that it is.

    Thank you very much, and I appreciate your follow and comment!