- BD Performing Arts
Founder of The Blue Devils
1925 - 2004
The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
The Blue Devils
4065 Nelson Ave
Concord, CA 94520
The Blue Devils are sad 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 a sad time for The Blue Devils. Jerry will be forever loved. His spirit will 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, Bob Hackman (Gene Hackman's uncle), and Harold Brown. They had a chance to chat away, trade wisecracks, swap old stories and perform old songs.
In April, Jerry had a chance to share his thoughts with a group of staff and designers about the drum corps he founded, The Blue Devils. See pictures