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

The 2012 Winter Concert Series

April 15, 2012

The third indoor concert for the 2012 winter season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge was held on Sunday afternoon, April 15, in the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.  The Band performed Karl King's Sells-Floto Triumphal, the Whippet Race Galop, and a ragtime song, Ragged Rozey.

Other selections on the program included the march, The Chimes of Liberty by Richard Franko Goldman, highlights from the popular Broadway musical West Side Story, John Philip Sousa‘s Easter Monday on the White House Lawn, and two classical selections, Entry March of the Boyares by the Norwegian composer Johann Halvorsen, and Procession of the Sardar by the Russian composer Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov.

The Band also presented one of Franz von Suppe’s overtures, The Jolly Robbers.  Born in 1819, von Suppe was known as the father of the Austrian operetta.  He contributed many popular works during the mid- to late 1800’s.

This April concert serves as the presentation of the Karl L. King scholarships.  A number of talented students auditioned during the day, and the winners were announced during the program.  The two $500 scholarships to Iowa Central Community College were trumpet players Hayley Walstrom (not pictured) and Christopher Keller.  A $1,000 scholarship to any 4-year Iowa college or university was also awarded.   Providing the funds for these awards are the King Band Scholarship fund, along with Dr. Greg Olson in memory of his parents, the family of the late Steve Helmich, and Peggy and the late Tom Dowd.

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2012 Karl King Scholarship applicants

Back row, from left; trombone player Michael Groenenboom, freshman at Dordt College; trumpet player Daniel Meier, senior at the University of Northern Iowa; Tuba player Allen Tierney, senior at Humboldt High School; and trumpet player Christopher Keller, senior at Manson Northwest Webster High School.  Trumpet player Hayley Walstrom, senior at Fort Dodge High School, is not pictured.

Front row, from left: French horn player Leah Bonnstetter, senior at Ventura High School; Aren Souhrada, senior at North Butler High School; flute/piccolo player Hannah Carr-Murphy, freshman at the University of Northern Iowa; flute player Emily Bicknese, senior in the North Fayette High School district; flute player Rylie Graham, freshman at the University of Northern Iowa; and Alto Saxophone player Sarah Moeller, freshman at Iowa Central Community College.

Hannah Carr-Murphy, was the winner of the $1,000 Karl King Scholarship.
Hannah is a freshman at the University of Northern Iowa.

Flute and piccolo player Hannah Carr-Murphy, pictured above, is accompanied by Angela Wrage.  As part of the concert, she performed the first two movements from Vivaldi's Concerto in C Major.  Hannah's parents are Jane and Steve Murphy of Waterloo.

Enjoy short video clip selections of Hannah's performance (16mb mpeg files)
Movement II - Largo               Movement I - Allegro

All scholarship applicants were invited to join in playing The Home Town Boy, Karl L. King's last published march.  This march was published 50 years ago in 1962.

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

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