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

The 2013 Summer Concert Series

Sunday, June 23, 2013

— Special Guest Conductor —

This Sunday’s June 23 concert by the Karl L. King Municipal Band will highlight music from many different eras and styles.Starting at 7:30 pm at the Karl L. King Band Shell at Oleson Park in Fort Dodge, there promises to be something for everyone in attendance.An ice cream social by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church precedes the concert, starting around 6:30 pm.

Conductor of the Karl L. King Municipal Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, with Dr. David Klee serving as the Assistant Conductor.

The music of Karl L. King is always featured each week.With nearly 300 compositions to his credit, there is a wealth and variety of material to pick from.This week’s concert will include the march “Hawkeye Glory”, a serenade, “A Night in June”, and a galop, “The Big Cage”, all written by the band’s namesake.

Other marches on the program include W. Paris Chambers’ “Hostrauser’s March”, and Roland F. Seitz’s “March Grandioso”.Classical selections include “The Marriage of Figaro Overture” by Wolfgang A. Mozart, and “Toccata” by Girolamo Frescobaldi, which both have their roots in the Baroque and Classical eras of the 1700’s.

Popular selections on the program include “Big Bands in Concert”, a medley of 5 familiar songs from the Big Band era of the 1940’s, along with “The Shadow of Your Smile” from the movie The Sandpiper, and Leroy Anderson’s popular “Blue Tango”.

Featured soloist for this concert will be Paul Hockmuth, from Knierim.Mr. Hockmuth graduated from Mason City High School, the University of Northern Iowa, and Red Wing Technical College. He has performed solos with both the Mason City and Clear Lake Municipal Bands, along with the Karl L. King Municipal Band.Paul has worked in the instrument repair department with Rieman Music in Fort Dodge since 1991.He has performed with the King Band since 2001 and the Fort Dodge Area Symphony since 2004.Mr. Hockmuth will be performing “Rhapsody for Euphonium and Band” by James Curnow. 

Special guest conductor will be Roger Maxwell, from Des Moines.Mr. Maxwell has a long and varied background in music and other fields.He has been the compliance officer for the Iowa Board of Regents, a former music teacher, an accomplished musician who has written four books for teachers, a musical called “Shake Somebody’s Hand”, and has been credited as the person who introduced music to the Iowa state girls basketball tournaments.Mr. Maxwell will be conducting his composition, “The Blazing Comet March”, which he dedicated to the memory of Chris Street, the University of Iowa basketball player from Indianola who was tragically killed in an automobile accident 20 years ago last January.

The concert will close in the traditional manner with the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.These concerts will continue each Sunday evening through June and July, weather permitting.

Photo Highlights from Concert


  Guest artist Paul Hochmuth performs Rhapsody for Euphonium and Concert Band  by James Curnow.   Paul Hochmuth, euphonium   Conductor Roger Maxwell tells the audience the origin of the title of his march.   Roger Maxwell conducts his march, Blazing Comet.   Paul Bloomquist soloing on Big Bands in Concert.   Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa, conducted by Jerrold P. Jimmerson

Photos by Susan Swaroff

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