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

The June 9th program started the 2019 Summer Concert Series

June 9, 2019                         This June concert began the 8 week Summer outdoor season.

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Beginning this concert was Canton Aero Club, one of the first marches Karl King had published
in 1909 when he was just 18 years old.


 
Listen to Canton Aero Club March
The windy weather of this evening concert
is heard in each recording.
 
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Next on the program was Karl King’s 1919 march Ohio Division.


 
Listen to Ohio Division March
Listen to Karl King's Ohio Division March.
 
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Poet and Peasant, the overture by Franz von Suppe, was arranged for band by another Ohio native and friend of King.

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Another tune from 1919 on this tribute concert was Karl King's beautiful aerial waltz Enchanted Night.
 

Enchanted Night Waltz
Enchanted Night Waltz
 

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Two Little Bulfinches
The Two Little Bulfinches
 
     A special feature on this concert was the performance by a clarinet duet with the band accompanying of The Two Little Bulfinches, arranged by Conductor Jimmerson.   This selection highlighted the talents of Christina Tait from Carroll and Nikole Nuttall from Newell.   Christina Tait is presently the 6th-8th grade chorus teacher and 6th-7th grade technology instructor at Kuemper Catholic Middle School in Carroll.  After graduation from Ottumwa IA High School, she earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree at Iowa State University and her Master Degree in Clarinet Performance from Western Illinois University.   She has performed with several different symphony orchestras in both Iowa and Illinois, including those in Fort Dodge and Des Moines.   She has taught band, chorus, and general music at several different grade levels in Iowa schools and colleges in both Iowa and Illinois.  Nikole Nuttall is a native of Omaha NE, and a graduate of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Music Performance with an emphasis on clarinet.   She is currently in her 8th year as the middle school band director at the Alta-Aurelia Schools, and also maintains a private clarinet studio.   She has performed with several area municipal bands and symphony orchestras, including the Fort Dodge Area Symphony.

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         The next two numbers on this program were conducted by Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee, starting with Karl King's 1919 march Fame and Fortune which was dedicated to King’s friend and benefactor, C.L. Barnhouse of Oskaloosa IA.
 
Fame and Fortune march
Fame and Fortune March

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Next on the program was the ragtime selection Broadway One-Step.
This latter featured the popular area Brass Quintet Jive For Five with the band accompanying.
 
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Also included from 1919 on this concert was Karl King's two-step Kentucky Sunrise.

Kentucky Sunrise
Kentucky Sunrise
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Paul Yoder, King’s close friend, composed Rush Street Tarantella,
which King would often perform with his band here in Fort Dodge.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band performed that tune.

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The band followed with the Karl King exciting 1919 circus galop Majestic.
 

Majestic Galop
the galop Majestic 
 
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         The last number on this concert was March of Time by J.J. Richards, which includes Karl King’s masterpiece and most famous composition, Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March.   This selection is a composite of six World Famous Marches from the C.L. Barnhouse catalog, commemorating our Fiftieth Anniversary, 1886-1936.
 
March of Time Listen to March of Time.

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      This concert closed in the usual way with the playing of our National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.


 
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