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

The July 18th program was the seventh Summer Season concert of 2021

This is the first of two pages of photos from the July 18 concert.

No photos are provided for the July 11th Concert, but here is the program performed:

Four tunes composed by Karl King were included:
The 1921 march Cyrus the Great
The 1916 waltz romantique Alpine Sunset
The novelty Mournful Maggie
The 1913 galop Sunshine

July 18, 2021

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In this program, a Brass Group would later be featured with the King Band.

The program began with Reginald R. Schive tune The Spencer Fair.

Listen to Schive's The Spencer Fair.

The band next played Karl King's march The Three Musketeers.

The Three Musketeers, published in 1930, was dedicated to Doug Hatton, a member of the band when Karl King arrived in Fort Dodge in late fall, 1920.   Hatton was with the band for more than 40 years, and served as the bandís librarian.

Doug Hattonís son, the late Thomas J. Hatton, also a band member for many years, wrote two books about Karl King and the history of the Band.  The first, published in 1975, was titled Karl L. King: An American Bandmaster; and the second book was titled Hawkeye Glory.   In the audience this evening were two special guests, Tom Hattonís wife, Lois, and their son, Doug coming from Lawrence, Kansas.

Click to hear The Three Musketeers.

The overature for the evening was Orpheus by Jacques Offenbach.

Listen to the ending of Offenbach's Orpheus.

The King Band's clarinet section was featured in the Russell Ward Clarinet Escapade.

Listen to Clarinet Escapade.

The first selection with the featured group of six players with band accompaniment was
Sextet from Lucia, written by the Italian opera composer Gaetano Donizetti.

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For their second selection, this Brass group performed The Saints Hallelujah!, originally written for The Canadian Brass.   This clever arrangement combines Handelís The Hallelujah Chorus and When the Saints Go Marching In.

This version of The Saints Hallelujah! was arranged by ISU Director of Band Michael Golemo.

Listen to Golemo's Saints Hallelujah.

Another page of photos
from this July 18th program

Today's Karl King Band the Karl King Page Online Photo Archive of Fort Dodge Bands