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.
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.
The windy weather of this evening concert
is heard in each recording.
Next on the program was Karl
King’s 1919 march Ohio Division.
Listen to Karl King's Ohio Division March.
Poet and Peasant, the overture by Franz von
Suppe, was arranged for band by another Ohio native and friend of King.
Another tune from 1919 on this tribute concert was
Karl King's beautiful aerial waltz Enchanted Night.
Enchanted Night Waltz
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
The Two Little Bulfinches
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
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.
Also included from 1919 on this concert was Karl King's
two-step Kentucky Sunrise.
Paul Yoder, King’s close friend, composed Rush Street
which King would often perform with his band here
in Fort Dodge.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band performed that tune.
The band followed with the Karl
King exciting 1919 circus galop Majestic.
the galop Majestic
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.
||Listen to March of Time.
concert closed in the usual way with the playing of our National Anthem,
The Star-Spangled Banner.