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

The final concert of the 2014 Winter Concert Series

Scholarship Concert and Iowa Central  Community College Focus on Peru (South America)

April 6, 2014

The third and final indoor concert for the 2014 winter season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge was held on Sunday afternoon, April 6, in the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.  Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson has once again planned an enjoyable program of band music.

One feature of this concert coincides with Iowa Central Community College’s Focus series.  This year, the college has chosen Peru for its cultural emphasis, and the selections on the program reflected the Spanish heritage in music from the region.

A tribute to Peru was John Philip Sousa’s “Pan-American Marches”, which includes the Peruvian national anthem, “Somos Libres”.  A selection that acknowledges the Inca heritage of the Peruvian people is titled “Volver a la Montana” (Return to the Mountain”, by Shelley Hansen.

Selections by the band’s namesake, Karl L. King, included his marches, “Pan American”, and “Bolivar”, along with an intermezzo, “Spanish Romance”.  If you have fast net, you may wish to view the band playing that Spanish Romance (89 mb MPG).

Other selections on the program included the exciting march, “El Caballero”, a samba, “Copa Cabana”, the beautiful serenade “La Paloma” (The Dove), and an exciting Spanish-flavored selection, “Fandango”.

A special feature of this concert was the presentation of the Karl L. King scholarships.

2014 Karl L. King Memorial Scholarships

There were 4 applicants this spring for scholarships offered through the Karl L. King Memorial Scholarship Foundation.  There are a total of three scholarships awarded from the foundation.  The first two scholarships are worth $500 each for two students that attend Iowa Central Community College. One scholarship for $1000 is awarded to a student that attends an Iowa college or university of their choice.

At left, ICA McMahon is a flute player from Fort Dodge and currently a freshman here at Iowa Central Community College.  Ica is the recipient of one of the $500 scholarship for Iowa Central Community College.  Her parents are Scott and Thera Shey McMahon.

At right, Christian Stogdill is a bass clarinet player from Urbandale and currently a freshman here at Iowa Central Community College.  Christian is the recipient of one of the $500 scholarship for Iowa Central Community College.  His parents are Deanne and Shawn Stogdill.

Two applicants were competing for the $1000 scholarship to any 4-year Iowa college or university.  Second from left, Daniel Benson is a tuba player from Carroll and currently a senior at Carroll High School.  Daniel plans to attend the University of Northern Iowa in the fall.  His parents are Bill and Molly Benson.  Third from left, Lucas Yoakam is a trumpet player from Humboldt/Dakota City area and currently a senior at Humboldt High School.  Lucas plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall.  His parents are Kathy and Dennis Yoakam.

Providing the funds for these awards are the King Band Scholarship fund, along with Dr. Greg Olson in memory of his parents and his wife’s parents, and Peggy and the late Tom Dowd.  All students who auditioned were invited to join in playing a selection with the Band during the concert.

Lucas Yoakam was the major scholarship recipient.  Both the band and the audience enjoyed Lucas performing his award-winning solo, Artunian.

Dr. David Klee serves as the Assistant Conductor of the band.
He conducted the Serenade, La Paloma (The Dove), and the Karl King march, "Alcazar".
You may wish to view the band playing Alcazar (50 mb MPG).

The concert concluded with the playing of our National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

Jerrold P. Jimmerson, Director

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