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

The April concert of the 2015 Indoor Concert Series

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April 12, 2015

The third and last in the series of three indoor concerts by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge was held on Sunday afternoon, April 12, at the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College.

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This year, the college had chosen the Scandinavian countries for its cultural emphasis, and the selections on the program reflected their heritage in music from that region.

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The program started with the Karl King march, "The Viking".

Listen to that March

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"Entry March of the Boyares" by Johan Halvorsen was next.

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The Sibelius Tone Poem "Finlandia" followed.

Listen to Finlandia:

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"Janta A Jag" was performed next on the afternoon's program.

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The Scholarship applicants were introduced to the audience.

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From left, Tia Heien (Sioux City), Emma Schmidt (Algona), Brian Scholl (Humboldt),
Hayden Flannery (Indianola), Liz Patrick (Indianola), Emily White (Eagle Grove)
During the introduction, it was obvious that all had performed very well.

Listen to the Scholarship
applicants being introduced.

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The Scholarship applicants joined the King Band in playing "New Frontiers March", written by Karl King.

Watch and Listen to the band play New Frontiers March.
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Dr. David Klee, normally playing flute, conducted "Swedish Folk Suite".
The three movements of this tune:   1. The Stars, They Shine So Brightly
2. Gotland Quadrille
3. Thou Ancient, Thou Free Born

Dr. Klee also conducted "Danish Patrol".

Listen to Danish Patrol
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Hayden Flannery, a senior at Indianola High School, won the $1,000 scholarship.  Hayden will attend Simpson College next year.

Hayden performed 
Concerto in B Flat,
accompanied by Beth Kinman.

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this performance. 
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Brian Scholl, a trombone player
from Humboldt, is currently a student at ICCC in Fort Dodge.

Brian won the $500 Scholarship.

Congratulations to all six of these fine players!

ABBA On Broadway featured a mumber of melodies made famous by the group ABBA, which was a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.   ABBA is an acronym of the first letters of the band members' first names.

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As their last number, the King Band played the Norwegian March "Valdres".

Click to hear Valdres.
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The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge ended the winter season by playing The Star-Spangled Banner.

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