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

The April Focus & Scholarship concert of the 2019 Indoor Concert Series

April 7, 2019

      This April concert of the winter season always serves a two-fold purpose each year.  The first is the presentation of the Karl L. King scholarships.  Nine talented students auditioned during the day, and the winners were announced during this afternoon concert.

     The second feature of the concert coincides with Iowa Central Community College’s Focus series.   This year, the college has chosen the country of Viet Nam for its cultural emphasis, and several selections on the program reflected that focus in music.

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Jerrold P. Jimmerson is the conductor of the Karl L. King Municipal Band.
The first tune performed was the march French National Defile by Andre Turlet.

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The second tune was Overture: Jolly Robbers, composed by Franz Von Suppe and arranged by L. P. Laurendeau.

Listen to Jolly Robbers.

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Paul Bloomquist, Scholarship Chairman, explained the scholarships and introduced the applicants.

    Listen to Paul.

The scholarship applicants are, from right to left:

Jared Knapp, trombonist from Humboldt High School
Michaela Henry, clarinetist from Iowa Central Community College
Alex Dischler, trumpet player from Iowa Central Community College
Carly Drenth, clarinetist from Alta-Aurelia High School
AnneMarie Tate, clarinetist from Indianola High School
Kaitlynn Seeley, flautist from Webster City High School
Emily Willadsen, flautist from South Hamilton High School
Kyle Grossickle,  bass trombonist from Gilbert High School
Aidan Shorey, euphonium player from Sioux City North High School

Watch and listen to the scholarship applicants perform with the King Band
Karl King's march Youth and Progress.

(55 MB   MPG file)

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Learn more about the 2019 Scholarship winners.

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The fourth tune on this program was Karl King's 1919 Chinese Intermezzo Ung-Kung-Foy-Ya.
This was conducted by Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee.

Listen to Ung-Kung-Foy-Ya.

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Dr. Klee also conducted Carl Teike's march "Old Comrades" (Alte Kameraden).

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    Listen to the King Band perform Old Comrades.

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Jerrold Jimmerson returned to the center to conduct Warren Baker's Highlights from Miss Saigon.   Composed by the same song-writing team that gave us the popular 1985 musical, “Les Miserables”, it is based on Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera "Madama Butterfly", however the setting of the plot is relocated to 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam war.

Listen to the band playing Highlights from Miss Saigon.

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     Clarinet player Carly Drenth was the winner of the big scholarship awarded by the 2019 Karl L. King Memorial Foundation.  She is currently a senior at Alta-Aurelia High School and plans to pursue a music degree at the University of Northern Iowa.   For this concert she performed Cocertino for Clarinet written by Carl Maria von Weber.   Deb Reed was Carly's accompanist.

Watch Carly Drenth perform
Weber's Concertino for Clarinet.

(163 MB    MPG file)


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Reflections from the Wall by Daid Shaffer was the next selection by the Karl L. King Municipal Band.

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The final featured tune was the James L. Hosay march Black Granite.

   Listen to Black Granite.

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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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