The bugle is a simple brass instrument,
having no valves or other pitch-altering devices.
All pitch control is achieved by the player,
since the bugle has no other mechanism for controlling pitch.
The sound is created by your lips (it does not have a reed for sound).
This is a Cavalry style Bugle with a fixed pitch.
To learn more about bugles and for tips on playing the bugle,
try the 5-minute Bugle Course.
The script on the crest reads, "FIDELIS ET PARATUS - ONTARIO REGIMENT".
The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) is one of the oldest regiments in Canada
and one of the senior armored regiments in the country,
with its formation in 1856, it has a distinguished war record in
both world wars and remains in existence today.