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

The 2009 Summer Concert Series - July 12

July 12

This concert showcased several of the band members in solo roles.  Special guest soloist was Cathy Moklebust, Eagle Grove, who performed Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight Of The Bumblebee on the xylophone.  Cathy has been a member of the King Band for 12 years.  She earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music from South Dakota State University in her hometown of Brookings, SD.  Cathy previously played in the percussion section of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

Cathy is in national demand as a handbell clinician and conductor, having 133 published compositions and arrangements to her credit.  In 2007 she was a guest conductor of the national handbell festival in London, England.  She and her husband David operate a music editing and engraving service, working with several major publishers, including C. L. Barnhouse in Oskaloosa, IA, publisher for many of Karl King’s works.

The other members of the percussion section then joined Ms. Moklebust to perform Fantasy On A Sea Chantey on 3 xylophones.  These members included Jeremy Smith of Fort Dodge and Rollie Jenson of Pocahontas.

Also on the program was a performance by the always-popular Dixieland Combo and Band on Tailgate Concerto.

Combo members included Nancy Olson  from Fort Dodge on clarinet, Alan Bridge from Storm Lake on tenor saxophone, Tim Miller from Humboldt on trumpet, Dan Cassady from Fort Dodge on trombone, Paul Bloomquist from Dayton on tuba, and Rollie Jenson on percussion.

Karl King’s music was featured as well with the marches The Mystic Call and Hawkeye Fair, along with a beautiful aerial waltz, Vision of Cleopatra.  Other marches included John Casto’s Royal Bridesmaids, and John Philip Sousa’s Washington Post.  A fast-paced galop by Fred Jewell, They’re Off, was also heard.

Classical offerings for the evening included Haydn Wood’s beautiful tone poem, Mannin Veen, along with the Farandole movement from the L’Arlesienne Suite by French composer, Georges Bizet.

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