Blue Devils Welcome Pat Seidling, Allan Murray

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The Blue Devils are excited to announce that Patrick Seidling will be joining the organization as System Blue Live Events Manager. He will work with The Blue Devil staff and management organizing educational live events throughout the year.

Pat holds a degree in education from Louisiana State University. Involved in music at an early age, he began as a member of his hometown drum and bugle corps at the age of nine. He became a student leader in his high school music program and was a 3-year member of the Louisiana State University Golden Band from Tigerland. Pat was also a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. A former classroom teacher, Pat earned the “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” award from the Victorville (California) school district in 1992.

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The Blue Devils are also excited to announce that Allan Murray will be joining the organization as System Blue Product Development Manager. He will work closely with the Blue Devils staff on research and design. Allan’s years of experience will be invaluable as he manages the relationship with System Blue partner companies – Pro-Mark; D’Addario; DrillMasters; Conn-Selmer and building exciting future partnerships.  

Allan began his music career at the age of 6 as a percussionist in the Stratford Boys Band, London Midlanders and theToronto Optimists Drum and Bugle corps before moving on to California to play snare drum in the Anaheim Kingsmen.  Al graduated from  Humber College in Toronto, Ontario and studied music at the University of South Florida. Al taught and/or arranged for such drum and bugle corps as the 1975 Oakland Crusaders, 1976-77 Seneca Optimists, 1978 Spirit of Atlanta, 1982-86 Suncoast Sound, 1989-91 and 1998-99 Boston Crusaders, the 1999-2001 Pioneer, the 1994 Magic of Orlando and the undefeated 1994 Empire Statesmen. Internationally Allan has taught clinics in Canada, United States, Japan, South Africa, Indonesia, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

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Posted by on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009. Filed under DCI World.