April Scholarship Concert
The final concert for the 2006 Indoor Season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge was held on Sunday afternoon, April 23. This event was held at the Iowa Central Community College Auditorium in Fort Dodge.Chad Zimmerman, senior trumpet player from Fort Dodge, is shown performing his winning selection at that concert. The concert concluded with the playing of our National Anthem, The Star-spangled Banner.
Marches highlighted this concert, with many different types performed. Included on this concert were several by Karl King, such as The New Madison Square Garden, published in 1925 and dedicated to the Ringling-Barnum and Bailey Circus; The Viking, published in 1911 and dedicated to friends Ervin and Floyd Leslie; and Homestretch Galop, published in 1912.
Also on the program was All The King’s Men, written by former 1st trumpet player of the King Band, John W. Erickson, and edited by Andrew Glover. The afternoon’s classical selection was First Movement from Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, written by the Austrian composer Franz Schubert, one of the most poetic composers who ever lived. This symphony has been called The Unfinished Symphony, was first performed in 1865, and has been described as one of the best known and best-loved of all symphonic works.
Other enjoyable and recognizable selections heard included Johnson Rag; the popular hit I Left My Heart in San Francisco; An American In Paris by George Gershwin, one of his finest works; and Beguine for Band by Glenn Osser.
A special feature of this concert was the presentation of the Karl L. King scholarships. Six talented students auditioned during the day, and the winners were announced during the afternoon concert. Three winners were recognized - two $500 scholarships to Iowa Central Community College, and a $1,000 scholarship to any 4-year Iowa college or university.
All six students who auditioned for scholarships were invited to perform The Iowa Band Law with the Karl King Band. That march was published in 1923 and dedicated to Major George W. Landers.
The major $1000 scholarship winner was trumpet player Chad Zimmerman, who performed Napoli accompanied by Jan Altemeier. Chad, son of Anna and Rick Zimmerman of Fort Dodge, is a student at Iowa State University. The winners of the two $500 scholarships were Fort Dodge Senior High School trombonist Seth Zimmerman, and trumpet player Bradley Westrum of Stratford, who is a student at Iowa Central Community College.
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