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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.

Stapleton Wright


Stapleton Wright
Instrument: saxophone
Group: The Wright Saxophone Orchestra
Description: The band posing with the Wright family. Lucien is the child at the top of photo. Stapleton is front left at bottom.
From the collection of: Lucien Wright

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC01-02

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Stapleton Wright
Instrument: saxophone
Group: The Wright Saxophone Orchestra
Description: P.R. cartoon for The Wright Saxophone Orchestra
From the collection of: Lucien Wright

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC01-04

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Stapleton Wright
Instrument: saxophone
Group: The O. S. Wright Saxophone Orchestra
Description: Early photo -

This group was led by Stapleton Wright who, according to some stories, had the distinction of bringing the very first saxophone into the United States when he returned from the Spanish American War. The Wright Orchestra played a midwest college circuit that included Penn State University where the group was admired by student band leader Fred Warring. Wright taught the young Waring the song "Sleep" that was to become a trademark of Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians.
From the collection of: Lucien Wright

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC01-07
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©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Stapleton Wright
Group: The Wright Saxaphone Orchestra
Description: Wright Saxophone Orchestra played a midwest college circuit that included Penn State University where the group was admired by student band leader Fred Warring. Wright taught the young Waring the song "Sleep" that was to become a trademark of Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians.
Pictured L-R: Harly Baker, Joe Hickman, Dorance Stewart, George, Smut, Smith, Stapleton Wright
From the collection of: Lucien Wright

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC01-39

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.Group: