The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa

The 2009 Summer Concert Series - June 21

June 21

The third concert of the summer season was the June 21 Fathers Day program.  A wide variety of music was planned to appeal to all musical tastes.

Marches performed included Karl L. King’s Samson, along with The Man Of The Hour by Henry Fillmore, and All The King’s Men by former band member John Erickson.   One of Karl King’s famous galops, Sunshine, was performed and a novelty song, Teddy Trombone, also written by Fillmore, was presented.

The evening’s classical offerings included the overture to the opera, Oberon, by German composer Carl Maria von Weber, and Procession Of Nobles, by Russian composer Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov.

Popular, well-known selections on the concert included a tribute to the Big Bands of the 1940’s, Big Band Signatures.

A special feature of this concert was an appearance by the Barbershop Quartet, “Two Squared.”  This quartet, all members of the Harmony Brigade Barbershop Chorus in Fort Dodge, include Clair Nerem from Badger, Del Brandt from Humboldt, Chuck Nerem from Thor, and Jack Weber from Webster City.

"Two Squared" performed King Barbershop with the Band, a medley of well-known barbershop standards.  Dick Johnson, former King Band member and local television celebrity, who now lives in Great Falls, Montana, arranged this selection.

Mr. Johnson came to the podium to conduct a march that he wrote entitled Oley Speaks, dedicated to the King Band’s long-time announcer, Oley Olson.

The concert concluded with the playing of our National Anthem, The Star-spangled Banner.

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