The Flag Day program on June 13th was the second Summer Season concert of 2021
June 13, 2021
The King Band Board had decided to relocate these concerts to the Karl L. King Memorial Park located in front of the library downtown at the City Square at least during June to allow band members to distance themselves more from each other in front of the library during this time of caution regarding Covid-19. The Conductor of the Karl L. King Municipal Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa salutes and celebrates Flag Day with this program.
Opening the concert was the exciting An American Fanfare, based on the tune America.
Second on the program was Karl King’s 1910 march Emblem of Freedom.
Third on the program was the march Our Own Red, White and Blue composed by Henry Fillmore.
Conductor Jimmerson premiered
an updated composition of his own, titled One Nation, Under God, Indivisible!
It was inspired by the Jerrold’s reflections on historic and personal events that occurred throughout his lifetime,
and is his musical depiction of a great land that has fought, struggled, and won her independence and freedom.
Announcer Paul Bloomquist provided the narration of
Honor, Country, based on a speech
given by General Douglas MacArthur at the U.S. Military Academy in May, 1962.
E. E. Bagley's march National Emblem followed.
The band next performed from the music of George M.
Star Spangled Spectacular.
The medley included Mary's A Grand Old Name, Give My Regards to Broadway,
Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway, Yankee Doodle Boy, and Little Brown Jug.
The King Band performed a collection of songs made
popular by an Iowa-born band leader, A Tribute to Glenn Miller.
This medley included Tuxedo Junction, Jersey Bounce, American Patrol, and Little Brown Jug.
Armed Forces Salute honored those who served or had family members who severed in our Armed Forces.
America the Beautiful, arranged by Carmen Dragon.
John Phillip Sousa’s immortal march published in 1896,
Stars and Stripes Forever was
chosen by our congress to be the USA National March in 1987.
This concert closed the usual way with the playing of our National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.
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