Tattoo (bugle call)

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Tattoo is a bugle call signals that all light in squad rooms be extinguished and that all loud talking and other disturbances be discontinued within 15 minutes, at which time Taps should follow.[1] At 28 bars long Tattoo is recognized as longest bugle call in the repertoire of the United States Army.

Tattoo played on the bugle by a member of the United States Army Band

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Tattoo score


The original concept of this call was played on the snare drum and was known as "tap-too," with the same rule applying.


  1. ^ "U.S Army Bands Music". Retrieved 2012-06-09. 

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