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LIEUTENANT HAROLD FULTZ
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.
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In February embarked on Operation Amigo in
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
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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WARRANT OFFICER ANTHONY MITCHELL
A brilliant clarinet virtuoso who has been hailed by
t t of the
critics and audiences alike, through every s a e
Union, WO Mitchell is one of those rare talented indi-
viduals who is equally facile with the jazz or the classi-
cal idiom. Performing in the dual capacity of solo clari-
netist with the United States Navy Band and conductor
of the Navy Dance Band, he became one of the origi-
nal pioneers in television broadcasting, appearing as
conductor and musical director of a weekly TV series
that featured some of the leading artists of the day.
Warrant Officer Mitchell graduated with honors
from the Ui. S. Naval School of Music, and was awarded
a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Catholic University
ln recognition of his ability and many years of dis-
tinguished service, he was appointed Third Leader of
the U. S. Navy Band with the rank of Warrant Officer
on luly l5, l956.
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Named the SEA CHANTEBS by Chief of Naval
Operations, Admiral Arleigh Burke, this choral group
has been a part of the United States Navy Band, Corn-
mander Charles Brendler, Leader, since August 1956.
The United States Navy Band Sea' Chanters were
Organized in lanuary 1956 by the U. S. Navy Band's
Assistant Leader, Lieutenant Harold Fultz. This select
QTOUD Of YOung men have parlayed youthful exuber-
ance and a solid musical background into a polished
Fmt- EVGTY appearance ads lustre to an already glow-
lames R, Smith, the leader oi the United States NaVY
Band Sea Chanters, hails from Petersburg, Virginia. Be-
fore COXTHHQ into the Navy, Smith received his Bachelor
of Music. and Master of Music Degrees from Westmin-
iir Choir College in Princeton, New Iersey. While at
C estminster, he toured with the iamous Westminster
hon fer fOUT Years, including their recent world tour
sponsored by the State Department, He was the student
HEQUCCJGT oi the Choir on this tour. Smith has sunq Vtflllfl
Wis choir under such eminent vottductors as Toscanlmi
alter Stokowski, Caritelli, Mitropolous, and BSITI'
stein, Smith joined that Navy iii lime 1958 and came to
the Band the following October. lfle became the leader
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