Teacher, bandleader Seeger will be missed
“He just liked really good tunes.”
Between teaching music for 41 years in Fort Wayne Community Schools, giving private lessons and a career as a professional musician, it's impossible to estimate the number of lives Dick Seeger touched.
The trumpet player who led the Dick Seeger Orchestra died March 8 after an extended illness. He was 79.
'His life was his music,' said his wife, Evelyn Seeger. 'He probably practiced two to three hours a day his whole life.'
Even in his final days, when he found out he wasn't going to live, Seeger asked to come home so he could practice and see his dogs, Evelyn Seeger said. Read more
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#1 Sep 27, 2007
I am a graduate of Northrop class of 85. I was a member of the orchestra and Mr. Seeger was our conductor. Here I am 41 years of age, and I can't stop thinking of the influence and impact that he had on my life as a teacher and the music that he played and loved. I loved to listen to him while he performed at Three Rivers Festival here in the Fort, and here I sit late at work listening Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Cab Calloway to mention just a few, thinking, if Dick hadn't introduced me to those great sounds of yester-year I may not of had the apprecation for music as I do today. Thank you Dick Seeger, you are truly missed.
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