Tonight I received my Bugler's Tab at a band dinner. I am now an official Norwich University Bugler.
I have been training with the Bugle Squad all year and am proud of what I have accomplished.
For those of you who do not know Bugle Squad if a group of buglers who sound call on campus. We sound a call to put up the flag, put down the flag, for formation, to tell people to go to chow, to announce church services, and of course taps. There are other calls as well and there is always someone who goes out of their way to play the calls for the corps. To my knowledge Norwich University's Bugle Squad is the only live collegiate bugle squad in America. The other military colleges have recordings play for everything.
Bugle Squad prides itself on placing the call first before anything else. Everything is about the call and not for who happens to be watching and/ or hearing. While the future is not certain if I will continue to be on the squad for personal reasons, I am proud to have been a part of it.
Bugle Squad will forever hold and bear the weight of tremendous honor. I have only the up-most respect for it and my heart swells with pride to know that my university has live buglers to pay respect to our flag and our country.
Congrats to my bugle brothers Cadet Veillette and Cadet Conway for earning the titles of Regimental and Deputy Bugler respectively.
Have a great week everyone.
- c/ PVT Cajina