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band conductor.

Charles Brendler, American band conductor. Recipient Commendation ribbon (Navy), Good Conduct, Mexican Service and Victory medals World War I; American Defense Service, American Area Campaign, and Victory Medals World World War World War II. Member White House Corresponding Association, American Bandmaster Association, Kilties Band of Canada, Kappa Kappa Psi.

Background

Brendler, Charles was born on February 12, 1898 in New York City. Son of Ivan and Mary (Kamen) Brendler.

Education

Museum D. honorary, Washington College of Music, 1943.

Career

Entered United States Navy, 1913, commissioned Lieutenant, 1942, promoted lieutenant commander, 1947. Served aboard United States Ship Florida, 1913-1917. With United States Navy Band since 1917, beginning as solo clarinetist, became assistant leader, 1938-1941, assistant conductor, 1938-1942, conductor and officer in charge since 1942.

Solo clarinetist with the band during entire enlisted service period, 1917-1938.

Membership

Member White House Corresponding Association, American Bandmaster Association, Kilties Band of Canada, Kappa Kappa Psi. Clubs: National Press, Variety (Washington). Made honorary “Admiral,” Texas Navy, governor Texas, 1948.

Connections

Married Gertrude Lenny, June 15, 1919. Children: Alma (Mistress.

father:
Ivan Brendler

mother:
Mary (Kamen) Brendler

spouse:
Gertrude Lenny

child:
Alma (Mrs Brendler