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

July 13th program of
The 2014 Summer Concert Series

Conductor Jimmerson has drew on music from his childhood in selecting music for this concert.

July 13, 2014

Music of the circus was featured with "Entry of the Gladiators" by Julius Fucik, along with Karl King’s most famous march, "Barnum and Bailey's Favorite", and an exciting King galop, "The Big Cage".

Other marches on the program included King's "Valiant Youth", written for his son, along with a brand new arrangement by Jimmerson of John Phillip Sousa's march, "Mother Hubbard", which Sousa dedicated to his two children.

Paul Bloomquist, director of bands at Iowa Central Community College, narrated the well-known poem, "Casey at the Bat".

This poem was first published in the late 1800's.

The musical version of this famous story was first performed in 2001 by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

It was later arranged for wind ensemble and performed by the U.S. Marine Band in Washington D.C.

Paul lives on the family farm near Dayton and previously taught in the Manson Northwest Webster district.

Tim Miller, Humboldt Middle School band director, was featured on "The Toy Trumpet" by Raymond Scott.  This song, released in 1937, is described as "a rhythm novelty", and will delight listeners.

Other light-hearted arrangements included "The Wizard of Oz Fantasy", a collection of highlights from the epic movie and musical, and music from several Walt Disney movies including the selection, "Disney at the Oscars", and a childhood favorite, "The Teddy Bear's Picnic".

A classical offering on the program was the "William Tell Overture", from the opera of the same name.  Written by the Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini in 1829, this music includes some of the most familiar music used on radio and television.  Audience members recognized many of the themes, especially the finale.  They heard the thrilling conclusion of this overture! 

The concert closed in the traditional way, with the playing of our National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Thanks to Susan Swaroff for these photos.

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