The bugle is a very simple brass instrument. It has no valves or other mechanisms, the only way the player has to control the pitch is changing the shape of his lips. This means that only notes from the harmonic series can be played. (ref. Kiddle)
If you've already read our previous article on bugles, you've now learned of their unique use in the military and why they were so important. Fast forward to the present and check out this video of one of the 2019 Drum Corps International championships.
While you might only associate a good march with the 4th of July, marches have a history of preparing the crowd to celebrate. Listen to this great episode of Classics For Kids and then answer the questions below and send them to your teacher.