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

The July 24th Performance of the 2016 Summer Concert Series

July 24, 2016


As the close of the 2016 summer season was coming soon, the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge performed again in the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park on Sunday evening, July 24, 2016.

The program began with the performance of the Karl King's 1925 March, "The Caravan Club".

View the Karl King Band as they play Karl King's march, The Caravan Club.

(This video is a 60 mb MPG file.)

Step On It March
Listen to the King Band as they perform
Step On It! March.  (Click to hear the march.)

(3.4 mb MP3 file)

Third on the evening's program was the Overture Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna, written by Franz von Supper and arranged by Henry Fillmore.

Guest soloist for this program was violinist Bill Sergeant from Fort Dodge, who performed with the band John Williams’ haunting "Theme from ‘Schindler’s List" from the motion picture.

     Bill was introduced to the violin at Duncombe School in 4th grade at age 10.   He played in the pit orchestra for the Fort Dodge Civic Glee Club from 1956-1958, the Fort Dodge High School Operettas from 1955-1958, and for several Comedia Musica, Fort Dodge Chorale Society, and Iowa Central Community College productions.  Bill has played with the Fort Dodge Area Symphony Orchestra since 1955, retiring as concertmaster in 2014, and plays in the first violin sections of the North Iowa Symphony Orchestra in Mason City, along with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and the Pikes Peak Philharmonic Orchestra, both in Colorado Springs, CO.

Listen to an mp3 file of Bill Sergeant playing Schindler's List.
Schindler's List
(6 mb MP3 file)

Video of Verdi's Grand March
Watch the Karl King Band performing
Giuseppe Verdi's Grand March from "Aida"
conducted by Josh Barlage,

(91 mp MPG file)

Salute to Bob Hope arranged by Warren Barker was heard next.

Ashokan Farewell
Ashokan Farewell was performed by Bill Sergeant and the King Band.   This song was thought by many to be the theme song of Ken Burn's mini-series, The Civil War, where it was heard many times.                             (5.5 mb mp3 file)

Dr. Klee conducted the band while they performed Highlights of The Sound of Music.

Homestretch Galop
View the Karl King Band as they play
Karl King's Homestretch galop.

(This video is a 35 mb MPG file.)

Listen to an mp3 file of Sousa's march, The Invincible Eagle.
The Invincible Eagle
(6 mb MP3 file)

Auditioning this year for the scholarships were these three students.

This program finished with the National Anthem.

Last Summer Concert - July 31

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