TAPS Project



The 5th Annual UTC TAPS Project is an event designed to honor the veterans of our armed forces for their service to our country. We are inviting all trumpet players from the greater Chattanooga community to join us on Wednesday, November 11, at 8:45 a.m. for this special event. Trumpet players will be strategically placed in and around the UTC campus, and beginning at 9:45 a.m., will play "TAPS" as a contagion: the second player beginning once the first player has arrived at the 3rd statement. As each player does this, the melody of "TAPS" slowly makes its way around campus, thus engulfing the grounds with the echoing sounds of the trumpet.

We hope that all trumpet players - students, professionals, veterans, community members, teachers, etc. - will join us for this powerful musical event. Groups from schools are welcome to come together and can be placed near each other. A participation letter can be provided to help students in being excused from school.

Initial meeting location to be determined and will be emailed to registered participants.  

What you need:

  • a copy of our official version of TAPS (see below)
  • Bb trumpet (if playing a C trumpet, you must transpose the part to the correct key)
  • professional attire appropriate for such an honored occasion
  • umbrella or raincoat, in case of inclement weather



Click here to get the music for this project. PLEASE NOTE: it is for Bb trumpet.


 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Erika Schafer, Professor of Trumpet