Jay Murphy is graduate of Marquette University and the University of Massachusetts, and has been an instructor with The Blue Devils "A" Corps since 1981. After serving in the position of Color Guard instructor from 1981 through 1985, Jay assumed the role of Visual Designer in 1986. Through his work with the San Jose Raiders and The Blue Devils Winter Guards, Jay instructed the Winter Guard International World Class Champions every year from 1990 through 1998. 2003 marked another WGI championship year for Jay with the San Jose Raiders. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the winter guard activity, Jay was awarded Winter Guard International's prestigious Laurel Award in 1995. Jay's additional visual design credits include: St. Joseph's Winter Guard of Medford, MA; St. Anthony's Imperials Winter Guard of Everett, MA; St. John's of Beverly, MA; Fairfield High School of Fairfield, CA; and Clovis West High School of Fresno, CA . Jay is currently visual designer for Mission Viejo High School (CA), Cheshire High School (CT), Sierra Vista High School (NV), and numerous other winter guards and marching bands throughout the United States and Canada.