The July 24th Performance of the 2016 Summer Concert Series
July 24, 2016
KING BAND NEARS END OF SEASON
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,
(This video is a 60 mb MPG file.)
||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.
||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 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.
||View the Karl King Band as they play
Karl King's Homestretch galop.
(This video is a 35 mb MPG file.)
Auditioning this year for the scholarships were these three students.
This program finished with the National Anthem.
Last Summer Concert - July
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