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

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