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

The June 25th Performance of the 2017 Summer Concert Series

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June 11, 2017


The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge presented a special concert on Sunday evening, June 25, at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park.   Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson and Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee led the Band in a special program of all-time favorites selected by Jimmerson to commemorate his 15th season as Conductor of the Band after a 43-year playing career.

    Opening the concert was John Klohr’s up-tempo circus bandwagon classic, “The Billboard”, followed by one of Karl King’s best, “The Trombone King”.

      Marches written by the two previous conductors of the King Band were included.   W.B. Green’s most famous march, “La Roquina” was heard, and the concert closed with Reginald R. Schive’s tribute to the hometown newspaper, “The Fort Dodge Messenger”.   The trio of this march cleverly uses a portion of the Fort Dodge Senior High school song, “Up Fort Dodgers”.

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     Classical selections on the program included “Two Excerpts from the Pathetique Symphony”, based on melodies from Symphony No. 6 by the Russian composer P.I. Tschaikovsky, along with the “March and Procession of Bacchus” by French composer Leo Delibes.

Lighter works included “Selections from The Music Man”, written by native Iowan Meredith Willson, and “Fantasia on Lady of Spain”, along with Karl King’s ragtime selection, “Kentucky Sunrise.”

Special guest vocalist Shari Netz from Manson entertained with Natalie Cole’s classic song, “Orange-Colored Sky”.

The concert closed with the playing of our National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”.

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