Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Jerry Seawright, Founder of The Blue Devils, 1925 - 2004

From the Blue Devils web site

The Blue Devils have the very sad news to inform all that our Jerry Seawright has passed away on May 16, 2004. There are no words that can describe the life changing impact that this man has had on all of us.

Jerry founded the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps in 1970 and set the tone for the professionalism and excellence for the organization that has since been its trademark. He has positively influenced thousands of lives worldwide, within and outside the Drum Corps community.

This is the saddest time that The Blue Devils have ever experienced. Jerry will be forever loved. The Blue Devils as of today are changed forever. His spirit will now live through all of us. Jerry, we will miss you more than we can ever express. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gwen and the entire Seawright family.

Jerry recently returned to his home town Danville, Il to visit with his High School Buddies. Dick Van Dyke and his three old friends - Bob Hackman (Gene Hackman's uncle), and Harold Brown - They had a chance to chat away, trading wisecracks, swapping old stories and performing old songs. Read story


This isn't directly to do with Ontario drum corps, but I know there are Blue Devil alumni in Ontario and I am one of them. - Sam

Friday, May 07, 2004

Scout House is in the ... umm... house. - Preston Scout House Alumni - Preston Scout House Alumni Band

The Scout House domain, is working once more. Apparently it was a temporary problem. i

In2corps is still missing in action but I will continue to look for this Canadian Drum Corps history site. I hope it has just been relocated under a generic domain name.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

"Ten?" "Here!"

Well, I found out where the Scout House will be on July 3rd if not where their web site is:

Bugle show coming this summer -

Port Clinton's Cochran Majorettes reunion also part of the festivities

News Herald reports

PORT CLINTON -- A chance telephone call last fall has triggered the upcoming reunion of a Canadian bugle corps and a local majorettes group whose members first met a half century ago in Port Clinton.

The reunion will be punctuated with a July 3 performance of the Preston Scout House Bugle Alumni Band at True-Lay Stadium. The 7 p.m. field show will be free to the public.

"It'll really be something to see," said Betty Wood, of Hickory Grove Road, Port Clinton, who is helping coordinate the event.

Monday, May 03, 2004

"Three!", "Here!", "Nine!", "Yo!", "Ten! Ten! ... Ten?"

The domain names and seemed to have changed hands recently. Right now both of these domains point to a placeholder page.

I have found old copies of these pages in the Wayback Machine: [July 24, 2003] [June 23, 2003]

If anyone knows what has happened to these two Ontario drum corps sites, please let me know.