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

July 20th program of the
The 2014 Summer Concert Series

A pre-concert performance was given by some members of the Band's Low Brass section.

July 20, 2014

Paul Bloomquist and Dave Starron on Tubas

Paul Hochmuth and Dave Gardner on Euphonium

KING BAND performs Something for Everyone:

On Sunday, July 20th, the 2014 weekly concert by the Karl L. King Municipal Band featured something for everyone's musical tastes.  Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson and Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee led the band in the hour-long sampling of a wide variety of music.

The program always includes march music, and on the program included Woody Van's by Karl King, Colossus of Columbia by Russell Alexander, Basses On A Rampage by G.H. Huffine, and John Philip Sousa's classic, The Washington Post.

The band featured one of King’s beautiful aerial waltzes, In Old Portugal, along with Fred Jewell's exciting galop, They’re Off!

Two special sections were featured during this concert.

The Trumpet Trio, with members Tim Miller from Humboldt, David Swaroff from Dayton, and Harlan Vande Berg from Fort Dodge, performed the traditional trio, Triad, by J.J. Richards.

Triad, by J.J. Richards, was followed by everyone's favorite, Bugler's Holiday, by Leroy Anderson.

On the lighter side, an American standard by Hoagy Carmichael, Georgia on my Mind, was heard,
along with Karl King's delightful intermezzo, Ung-Kung-Foy-Ya, and King's Ragged Rozey.

The second featured section was the clarinet section, featured on the Clarinet Polka.

The evening's classical offering was Gustav Holst's standard work for band, titled Second Suite in F for Military Band.  This four-movement suite is considered a staple of the band repertoire.  It was written by the English composer in 1911 and first published in 1922.

Thanks to Susan Swaroff for these photos.

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


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