Donald G. Brewer (born: 29 Jan 1920, Spokane, Washington; died: 9 Jan 1980, Davis, CA) was music teacher in the Davis schools from 1955 until his death in 1980. He attended Gonzaga University until he was called up to serve in the army in 1940, where he served four years in the South Pacific. He graduated from the University of Washington after the war, and taught in Buckley, Washington and Fortuna, California before coming to Davis in 1955. He he regularly taught band and occasionally orchestra at Davis Senior High School from 1955 through to the late 1960's, after which he taught band at the junior high level. He also played in a number of local and area groups, including the Sacramento Symphony, the Camellia Symphony, and the UCD Band. He also led his own Dixieland Jazz group called "Brewer's Yeast." Brewer was married to Madeline Biehler, also a DJUSD music teacher.
1980 Jan 10, "Teacher Brewer, 59, dies," Davis Enterprise, pg. A1.
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