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

The 2010 Summer Concert Series - July 18 Program

July 18

This concert featured quite a variety of marches, including two of Karl L. King’s own, The Viking, and Forest City Commandery.  J. C. Heed’s march, In Storm and Sunshine, and John Philip Sousa’s Manhattan Beach were also heard.  The galop for the evening was King’s famous circus galops, Walsenburg.

Dan Cassady, long-time member of the King Band and a frequent trombone soloist, was the special guest soloist for the evening.  Mr. Cassady performed the traditional solo Atlantic Zephyrs by Gardell Simons and a medley of songs made popular by bandleader Tommy Dorsey, T. D. – That Sentimental Gentleman.

Mr. Cassady had taught at Fort Dodge Senior High, and later retired as director of bands at Iowa Central Community College.  He presently teaches at St. Edmond High School in Fort Dodge, and also performs with many area groups, including Jive For Five.

As the assistant conductor, Dan directed the King Band on highlights from the popular musical and movie Hairspray.

One of the classical offerings for this concert included Johannes Brahms’ overture, Academic Festival,   Brahms (1833-1897) was a very prolific German composer.  This spirited overture was written in 1880 for the occasion of Brahms receiving a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Breslau.  The thematic material includes many popular college melodies of that day.

Antonin Dvorak’s .   Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) was born in Bohemia.  His collection of Slavonic Dances, written in 1878, helped to spread his fame throughout Europe and beyond.  The band performed number 8 of his Slavonic Dances.

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

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