In Memory of Jerry Wright (1934 – 2016)

The San Jose Wind Symphony lost an old friend and fellow musician recently: Jerry Wright, longtime SJWS clarinetist and former board member, passed away unexpectedly on January 6. 

Jerry played with the Wind Symphony for over 41 years, from 1970-2011. He also served as one of the six original board members when the band split from San Jose City College to become a self-sustaining organization—Jerry provided essential legal advice at that critical time in the band's history.

Known for his quick smile and sly wit, Jerry was, above all, simply a "very nice man." Our hearts go out to his family and friends. He will be missed.