2001 Summer Concert Schedule

The Conductor of the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge is Reginald R. Schive, with Keith Altemeier serving as the assistant conductor. Duane "Oley" Olson is the bandís announcer. Jerrold Jimmerson of Manson is the band's publicity chairman.

June 10

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June 17

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July 1

July 8 July 15
The concert of July 15 promised to provide just the right mix of standard band works along with marches and other favorites, including Johnson Rag, Leroy Anderson's Belle Of The Ball, and the sounds of Chicago with Rush Street Tarantella.

The music of Karl King, the band's namesake, still remains popular with the audiences, and this concert included his Cardiff Giant March, Emporia Galop, and Phillipian Festival March.  In addition, other marches included former King trumpet player John Erickson's All The King's Men March (which is dedicated to the members of the King Band), along with Russell Alexander's circus march, The Colossus of Columbia March.

Other selections on the program included the Carl Maria von Weber overture to the opera Oberon, as well as Morton Gould's popular selection, Pavane.

Special guest soloist was G. B. (Gary) Evans on Tuba.  Mr. Evans is from Webster City, and has been a longtime King Band member.  He is a graduate of Webster City High School, and is involved in real estate work there. He was featured on the march, Them Basses, along with the classic tuba solo, Solo Pomposo by Hayes.

July 22
A variety of marches were performed in the July 22 program, including Regi-Men, written by former band member Dick Johnson, Three Musketeers by Karl King, Royal Decree by W. P. English, and Sousa'a El Capitan March.  In addition, King's Sunshine Galop was heard.  Other favorites included Lassus Trombone by Henry Fillmore, featuring members of the Trombone section, and two compositions that Karl King wrote for the Buffalo Bill Wild West shows, On The Warpath and Wyoming Days.

Other familiar selections played were I Left My Heart In San Francisco, and  Ja-Da.  The evening's overture was Capriccio Italien, written by the Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tschaikovsky.  This composition was completed in 1880, and depicted the Italian folk songs and themes that the composer heard on the streets of Rome while visiting there.

Two guest soloists performed with the Band during this concert.  First was Kathy Yoakam on French Horn.  Kathy graduated from South Hamilton High School and Iowa State University.  She has taught in several area schools, and is presently the 5-6 Band instructor in the Humboldt Community Schools.  She also performs with the Fort Dodge Area Symphony, and a brass quintet called Jive for Five.  She performed Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust, and then was joined by other members of the horn section to play David Bennett's The Four Hornsmen.

The second soloist was Donna Schive, from Sioux City.  Donna will be remembered locally as having sung with the Fort Dodge Civic Glee Club for several years.  She performed two Jazz standards, Skylark, and S'Wonderful. She then invited members of the audience to join her in the Good Old Days Sing-along, arranged for Band by James Ployhar.

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