Charles Brendler Edit Profile
Museum D. honorary, Washington College of Music, 1943.
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.
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.
Married Gertrude Lenny, June 15, 1919. Children: Alma (Mistress Robert Weiss), Ivan.