Macon (CA 132) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1960

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In February embarked on Operation Amigo in d support ot President Eisenhower s South American goo will tour MACON welcomed aboard CDR Charles Brendler and 92 members of the United States Navy Band and the equally famed Sea Chanters" vocal In a thousand ways the presence of the band mem- bers their enthusiastic participation in shipboard activi- ties their uncomplaining acceptance of the rigors of shipboard living and their willingness to give unstint- mqly and generously of their considerable musical vir- 0 the Navy cmd. .- with lasting af f eotion We cieclioate this book highlight of Operation Amigo tuosity to the daily and nightly entertainment of the 1 of MACON, "replaced the President as the reason lvlACON'S trip to South America For after all di it seem as if the MACGN was making this trip to tr port this famous group of musicians to South Amer Many came to see it this way ln recognition oi unique role that this pleasant talented fun loving qi l c played during their three week visit with us the s company has dedicated this cruisebook to them lasting affection . . . remembering them as a specta

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LIEUTENANT HAROLD FULTZ Deceased Since his entrance into the Navy in l935, Lieutenant Fultz has distinguished himself in every imaginable musical capacity, contributing as a soloist, conductor, composer, and administrator. He has attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, George Washington University, taught at Iackson Col- lege of Music, and graduated at the top of his class at the then newly formed Navy School of Music Cl935l. He has twice had the distinction of serving Presi- dents of the United States . , . President Roosevelt, en- route to the Pan American Conference, and President Truman, enroute to the Potsdam Conference . . . as a result he was awarded a Presidential Letter and is a recipient of a Medal of Commendation. In the spring of 1956, he returned to the U. S. Naval School of Music as Warrant Cfficer in charge of Band Training, where he organized the Navy Sea Chanters, which today constitute an integral part of the Navy Band. Lieutenant Fultz was instrumental in establishing the All Eastern Band and Instrumental Clinic, and he served as its chairman for the first two years. For his many faithful and dedicated years of ser- vice to the Navy and its music program, he was hon- ored with the appointment to Assistant Leader of the United States Navy Band with the rank of Lieutenant on lulY 2, l956. COMMANDER CHARLES BRENDLER The story of Commander Brendler's rise to the coveted position as Leader of the United States Navy Band is synonymous with the history of the Band itself. The two "grew up together." A member of the Navy Band since its inception Cas clarinet soloistl, he became the Assistant Leader in l937, and was advanced to Leader in l942. ln tribute to his excellent leadership and outstand- ing ability, he became the first Navy musician to attain the rank of Commander. He holds a Doctor of Music Degree and is the one and only honorary member of the exclusive White House Correspondents Club. For his notable contributions to his art he was honored with the election to the Presidency of the famous American Bandmaster's association C1954-555. As Leader of the world's finest military band, he conducts the greatest of classical composition, but, be- cause he is first and foremost a true musician, he en- deavors to bring to the public the best in band literature . . . as a result, the Navy Band repertoire numbers more than twenty thousand, ranging in variety from the classics to the popular melodies of today . . . all of which he conducts without use of a written score. He is a complete master of his art. ln addition to the foregoing, Commander Brendler is listed in "Who's Who In America." He holds a Life Membership in "The Modern Music Society" and Kappa Kappa Psi, as well as membership in Phi Beta Mu. He recently was awarded the National Guard of Honor Gold Medal by the American Legion for his accomplishments in the field of music. V ,git Q AZ

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