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

The 2011 Summer Concert Series

July 3, 2011

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge performed a special concert to celebrate this yearís Independence Day holiday.

Karl L. Kingís Sons of Veterans, William Laurierís 133rd Infantry Iowa National Guard, and John Philip Sousaís Hail To The Spirit of Liberty, and Kingís galop, Majestic were the marches on this special program.

The performance of Leroy Andersonís popular Buglerís Holiday is always a special treat.  Trio members included Tim Miller from Humboldt, David Swaroff from Dayton, and Harlan VandeBerg from Fort Dodge.

A Dixieland Combo performed traditional American jazz with Dixieland On Stage.  Pictured above are Dixieland Combo members Jeremy Smith of Fort Dodge playing traps, Alan Bridge from Storm Lake playing tenor sax, and Nancy Olson from Twin Lakes on clarinet.  Pictured below are Tim Miller from Humboldt playing trumpet, Dennis Anderson from Rockwell City playing trombone, and Paul Bloomquist from Dayton performing on Tuba.

Brass portion of the evening's Dixieland Combo

The eveningís overture was Light Cavalry, written in 1866 by the father of Austrian operetta, Franz von Suppe.  Other well-known compositions performed included Scott Joplinís ragtime selection The Entertainer, F. W. Meachamís American Patrol, and a medley of Americaís patriotic songs titled Let Freedom Ring.

The final concert selection was Americaís national march The Stars and Stripes Forever by Sousa.  The trio featured Dr. Klee playing the piccolo solo, followed by the Trumpet and Trombone sections coming up front for the rousing finish.

Karl King Band Trumpet and Trombone sections

The largest audience of the season, to date, enjoyed the program.  The audience was estimated to be between 1200 and 1500 people.  The concert closed with the playing of our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.

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