scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Bugle Calls
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@COLORADO.EDU
Thu Aug 31 2000 - 12:58:13 CDT
On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, CHUCK BRAMLET wrote:
> The way I remember it, "To The Colors" is a fast, upbeat piece that
> is used (and we used it) for posting the colors in the morning.
> However, I never heard it used to lower the flag. That was what
> "Retreat" was used for.
Although the MB book is vague on this, this is the way I learned it. In
fact, the Navy calls "To the Colors" "Morning Colors", and "Retreat" is
"Evening Colors." At least that's how it was on their tapes of the 100+
bugle calls that I once had.