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The Arts Foundation Of Olde Towne is a neighborhood based, Arts & Humanities incubator that serves to host and produce projects that are about, or initiated by residents from the Near East Area of the City Of Columbus, Ohio.

Don Tate


Don Tate
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Instrument: saxophone, trumpet, valve trombone
Group: The Don Tate Organ Combo
Description: Don Tate began his career as a trumpet and valve trombone player. He credits his early musical education to Barrett Junior High School teacher Herb Germain. With the guidance of Germain and principal C.L. Dumaree, Tate's talents flourished. At 14 years old, Tate began playing professionally with the Sultans of Swing, led by Raleigh Randolph, then later went on to play with Sammy Hopkins and Jimmie Allen. Tate later joined the Chick Webb Band, then being led by Joe Webb.



Tate played music fron 1944 well into the 1970s, when he changed careers and became an educator.



In the 1990's, Tate was the principal of Deshler Elemetary School in Columbus, Ohio.
Pictured L-R: Nora Faye Harris-White, Eddie McAffee, Dewitt Allison, Fred Dansby, Don Tate

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC03-04

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Don Tate
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Instrument: saxophone, trumpet, valve trombone
Group: The Don Tate Organ Combo
Description: Don Tate began his career as a trumpet and valve trombone player. He credits his early musical education to Barrett Junior High School teacher Herb Germain. With the guidance of Germain and principal C.L. Dumaree, Tate's talents flourished. At 14 years old, Tate began playing professionally with the Sultans of Swing, then later went on to play with Sammy Hopkins and Jimmie Allen, Tate joined the Chick Webb Band, then being led by Joe Webb.

Tate played music fron 1944 well into the 1970s, when he changed careers and became an educator.

Today, Tate is principal of Deshler Elemetary School in Columbus, Ohio.
Pictured L-R: Don Tate
From the collection of: The Columbus Call & Post

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC08-01

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.