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

The 2010 Summer Concert Series - July 11 Program

July 11

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa always programs some of Karl King's own music for each performance.  This concert included marches The New Madison Square Garden and Michigan On Parade, along with his circus aerial waltz, Alpine Sunset, and his galop, Emporia.

Franz von Suppe’s classic overture Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna was also heard.  Franz von Suppe was the father of the Austrian operetta.  In trying to carry the techniques of Jacques Offenbach’s music to Germany and Austria, von Suppe actually created a style all his own in the operetta.  The evening performance also included Johannes Hanssen’s Norwegian march, Valdres.

Lighter selections by the Band included a medley of highlights from the popular Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, and a Clarinet Section feature, Dizzy Fingers.

Special guest conductor for the evening was Andrew Glover, nationally prominent composer and arranger.  Mr. Glover is a native of Missouri, and was educated in the public schools of St. Louis.  He began writing and arranging music for bands while still a student in high school, and now has more than 200 publications in print.

Andy received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Methodist College, and taught instrumental music in St. Louis area public and private schools for nine years.  In October 1998, he joined the C. L. Barnhouse Company of Oskaloosa as staff composer, arranger, and editor. He is now the Chief Operating Officer of that music publishing business as well as Walking Frog Records.

Andrew Glover conducted the King Band in three selections, The Kentucky Derby March by K. L. King, Einzug der Gladiatoren March by Julius Fucik, and Danza Brilliante from the opera Aida by Giuseppi Verdi.  These last two selections are new arrangements by Mr. Glover, and will be premiered for the first time during this concert.

Our National anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, closed the concert.

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