The Allegro Women's Ensemble will be performing at Tahoma National Cemetery on Sunday, July 1.
July 2 is the 150 anniversary of "TAPS". On Sunday, July 1, a bench commemorating the 150th anniversary is being dedicated at the Tahoma National Cemetery (18600 Southeast 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042). It will be an event with musicians and re-enactors from the Civil War era, but most importantly members of a buglers organization will be there and performing a cascading version of TAPS.
The Allegro Women's Ensemble has performed the National Anthem at the Memorial Day service at Tahoma the last two years, as well as in Enumclaw this year.
Last year the group also performed a vocal arrangement of TAPS prior to the cascading bugle call of TAPS. The verses sung in that vocal arrangement are the same verses etched on the bench. The ensemble will be performing this same version, with the cascading TAPS following on Sunday at the dedication. The program begins at 2:15.
--Information provided by Allegro Women's Ensemble director Kathee Lundberg