Former LHS Principal, Band Director to Sound Taps at Gettysburg
Joe Denoyer - May 16, 2017 8:47 am
Jim Little, Former band director and principal at Liberal High School, will join buglers from across the United States this summer to participate in “100 Nights of Taps Gettysburg 2017”. Beginning on Memorial Day, May 29, and running through Labor Day, September 4, a bugler will take his/her place at the Soldiers Monument at Gettysburg National Cemetery at 7:00pm to sound Taps, the bugle call that is known as the final honor for fallen warriors of the United States military forces. Little will join with other buglers in a massed sounding of Taps on Memorial Day, and will return to sound solo Taps on May 31.
“One Hundred Nights of Taps Gettysburg 2017” is a joint project sponsored by the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania, The National Park Service, and Taps For Veterans.
Mr. Little has previously participated with Taps for Veterans in sounding Taps at Arlington National Cemetery during “Taps 150”, honoring the first sounding of the bugle call in 1863, as well as at “A Bugle Call Remembered” commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the sounding of Taps at the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.
Little came to USD 480 in 1989 as director of “That” Liberal Band and Coordinator of Instrumental Music. He was appointed assistant principal of Liberal High School in 1998 and served as building principal from 2003 until his retirement in 2006.
Little will be joined at Gettysburg by his wife Barbara,