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

The July 17th program of the 2016 Summer Concert Series

July 17, 2016


     The Karl L. King Municipal Band, conducted by Jerrold P. Jimmerson, assisted by Dr. David Klee, offered selections in many different styles during this hour-long program.

    If marches are your favorites, then you enjoyed hearing several, from Karl King’s Carrollton and Greater Canton, all tributes to his home state of Ohio, along with a Henry Fillmore classic The Klaxon.

The evening's soloist was Christina Tait on clarinet from Carroll.   Ms. Tait performed Clarinet On The Town by Ralph Herman.

Christina Tait graduated from Ottumwa High School, and earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Iowa State University and a Masters Degree in Clarinet performance from Western Illinois University.   She has performed with numerous symphony orchestras in both Iowa and Illinois, including the Fort Dodge Area Symphony.

     Ms. Tait currently teaches 6-8th grade music and technology at Kuemper Catholic Middle School and is the owner of Santosha Soul Yoga & More in Carroll, IA.   Previously, she has taught music in several public schools, and has taught applied music and other classes at Buena Vista University, Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, and Knox College in Illinois.   Christina has two children and resides in Carroll.

     After her solo performance, Ms. Tait was joined by two other members of the clarinet section - Nikole Nuttall, Newell, who teaches at the Alta-Aurelia Community School, and Tara Smith, Fort Dodge, who teaches at the Fort Dodge Middle School - to present a Clarinet Trio titled Merriment Polka.

    Pieces conducted by Dr. Klee included King's march Tuscawaras and the Broadway musical West Side Story Highlights, composed by Leonard Bernstein.

     Included in this concert was King’s beautiful aerial waltz, Moonlight on the Nile.  For those who enjoy fast-paced circus galops King’s Eclipse was performed.    There will even be a beautiful reverie with Karl King’s song, Celestial Choir.   Many people enjoy classic overtures that the band plays, and this concert included French composer L.J.F. Herold’s best known work, the overture to the opera Zampa.

The evening closed with our National Anthem.

Thanks to Susan Swaroff for these photos.

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