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

The June 21 Father's Day concert of the 2015 Summer Concert Series

June 21, 2015


       Music was planned to appeal to all musical tastes during this special Father’s Day presentation.   The concert began with Henry Fillmore’s classic march, His Honor.

There was a musical tribute to movie maker Walt Disney with the Walt Disney Overture on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Disneyland in California.

Highlighting the concert was the favorite of the audience, Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday.

Members of the Trumpet Trio who performed Bugler’s Holiday with the Band included Tim Miller from Humboldt, David Swaroff from Dayton, and Harlan Vande Berg from Fort Dodge.

The marches performed included Karl L. King's Men of Music.

Assistant Conductor of the King Band is Dr. David Klee.

Other selections included the well-known standard, I’m Gettin’ Sentimental Over You, along with highlights from the Tony Award-winning musical Barnum, based on the life of entrepreneur P.T. Barnum.

The trombone section was featured on a ragtime selection, Sweet Trombone Rag.

The evening’s classical offering was the overture to the opera, Barber Of Seville, by the Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini.  This opera premiered in Rome, Italy in February of 1816, and received its American debut in New York in November of 1825.  This masterwork is possibly both the most famous and the best comic opera ever written.  Ludwig von Beethoven is quoted as saying, “It will be played as long as opera exists.”

Other marches performed included Karl L. King's Atta-Boy and Samson and one of King’s famous galops, Prestissimo.

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.

View photos from the June 28 concert.

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