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

The 2013 Summer Concert Series

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge continued their 2013 summer concert season on Sunday evening, June 16, with a concert at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park.   Conductor of the Karl L. King Municipal Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, and the Assistant Conductor is Dr. David Klee.

Around 7:00 pm, a local group, the East Side Jazz Team, will perform before the King Band takes the stage.Members of the Jazz Team include Jon Holmes on tenor saxophone, Curtiss Klein on trumpet, Dan Cassady on trombone, Jeremy Smith on trap set, Kelly Albrecht on bass, and Steve Kelleher on guitar.

Susan Garro and Dr. David Klee, The Stars and Stripes Forever

This concert featured patriotic selections to celebrate the June 14 Flag Day.Marches on the evening program include Emblem of Freedom by Karl L. King, Our Glorious Flag by George Rosenkrans, and E.E. Bagley’s standard, National Emblem.

God Bless the U.S.A., by Lee Greenwood, featuring soloist Roger Netz Lassus Trombone, Henry Fillmore

This concert was pure Americana, with a variety of patriotic and American folk songs on the program.The King Band will perform Paul Lavalle’s United States Overture, a collection of familiar American songs, along with Kenny Bierschenk’s tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle at Gettysburg with Civil War Echoes.  Popular selections included on the program will be a medley of Scott Joplin’s piano classic, titled Joplin’s Ragtime Follies, along with the American standard, God Bless The U.S.A., by Lee Greenwood, featuring Roger Netz on the vocal.

A Dixieland Combo will be featured, accompanied by the band, on Dixieland Jamboree, a medley of classic hits.Members of the trombone section will also be featured on Henry Fillmore’s classic rag, Lassus Trombone.Long-time Iowa educator, Jerry Kinney, from Des Moines, created this special arrangement.

Karl L. King Municipal Band brass on parade!

Dixieland Jamboree David Swaroff and Tim Miller playing Mouthpiece Humoresque

Recognition was made of members from our military and their families with the playing of the Armed Forces Salute.

Closing the concert was John Phillip Sousa’s favorite encore with his band, The Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas, followed by The Stars and Stripes Forever, also by Sousa, along with our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.

Photos by Susan Swaroff
Concert of June 23



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