Support music on Memorial Day |

Support music on Memorial Day

Being the founder and past director of the world champion Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and now the grandfather of the corps, I would like to show off this talented group of young people (139) to our community.

The costs of chartering the buses to bring them here has exploded over the past few years and it now proves to be very expensive to bring them here to our community. Some of the necessary funds have been raised. However we are still short about $500.

The Nevada County school district has bent over backwards to make the Nevada Union High School and Bear River available over the Memorial Day week for the corps to use for sleeping (in the gyms) and their football fields for rehearsals.

In addition to the Blue Devils, the Santa Clara Vanguard, also a seven-time international champion, will travel to Bear River High School for housing. Both corps will conduct clinics for their respective school bands.

On Monday the 27th of May (Memorial Day) at one o’clock, the corps will play a free concert for our communities. The performances will be at the Penn Valley Pavilion. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a good old Memorial Day event. I know that their performances will “blow you away” and a performance you won’t want to miss. However, we need your help. Please consider a donation to make this terrific event come true. Just to have these two incredible corps performing in our community is truly exciting.

In addition to the Blue Devils and the Vanguard the Mandarins from Sacramento may also perform. The Mandarins are also world champions in their category.

A check in any amount will help to make it possible for these young people to perform for our community. Your checks should be made out to the Blue Devils. The corps is classified as a 501 3 C nonprofit youth group, therefore all of the funds you donate are a tax-deductible donation. (Please check with your CPA.) Mail your donations to Jerry Seawright, 19297 Chaparral Circle, Penn Valley 95946.

Jerry Seawright

Penn Valley

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