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

The June 11th Performance of the 2017 Summer Concert Series

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June 11, 2017

KING BAND BEGINS 2017 SUMMER SEASON SALUTING FLAG DAY

This concert commemorated several musical milestones in America’s history with music from the Revolutionary War to today.

This concert commemorated several musical milestones in America’s history
with music from the Revolutionary War to today.

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View the Karl King Band as they play
E.E. Bagley’s most famous composition, National Emblem.

(This video is a 64 mb MPG file.)

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The King Band performed Robert Longfield’s collection of familiar American songs, Broad Stripes and Bright Stars.

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Listen to the King Band as they perform
Old Glory Triumphant March.  (Click to hear the march.)
(11 mb MP3 file)
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Listen to Original Dixieland Concerto
featuring the King Band Dixieland Combo.

(3.5 mb MP3 file)

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Battle Hymn of the Republic and Karl King's 1910 march Loyal Americans were performed next.

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Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee directed the band on these two numbers.

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Hear the King Band as they perform the 1910 march Loyal Americans.

(3.3 mb MP3 file)

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The band performed Arlington (Where Giants Lay Sleeping) written by Paul Murtha.

Step On It March
Listen to Arlington.
 
(Unfortunatedly, the wind from this evening's breeze
is heard occationally in these MP3 recordings.
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Roger Netz of Manson, a member of the band’s Saxophone section, sang a collection of popular songs
titled George M. Cohan Patriotic Fantasy, arranged by Paul Yoder.

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As the band performed A Sousa Portrait, Paul Bloomquist narrated this collection of patriotic tunes.

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The final tune performed was Stars and Stripes Forever, best known composition by John Philip Sousa,
also known as the official National March of the United States of America.

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Video of Verdi's Grand March
Watch the Karl King Band performing the final portion of
Stars and Stripes Forever.

(13 mp MPG file)

This program finished with the National Anthem.


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