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

The 2022 Summer Concert Season

       The months of June and July were busy and exciting ones for the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge.  The band performed each Sunday evening, beginning June 5th through July 24th, at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park.

Here are some programs from the Summer Season Concerts showing the music performed:

(Thanks to Nancy Olson for these two photos from the Grand Finale Concert!)

     The final concert of this 2022 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge IA was held Sunday evening, July 24 at the Karl L. King Band Shell in beautiful Oleson Park.   Admission was free, courtesy of the City of Fort Dodge.   Conductor of the Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, with Dan Cassady as the Assistant Conductor, and Paul Bloomquist was the announcer.

     The 2022 Summer Season Grand Finale Concert began with Karl King’s most famous and often recorded march, Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite, followed by former conductor Reginald R. Schive’s tribute to the local newspaper, The Fort Dodge Messenger.

     Special guest conductor for this concert was Andrew Glover, a nationally prominent composer, conductor, and arranger.   He joined the staff at the C.L. Barnhouse Company in Oskaloosa IA in 1998, as Executive Vice President in charge of music production.   Mr. Glover also serves as staff composer-arranger and editor, and manages the business as Chief Operating Officer.   A native of the St. Louis area, he was educated in the public schools of Webster Groves MO.   He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Methodist University, and did graduate work at Southeast Missouri State University.  Andrew's band works now number well over 200, most of which are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Co., and have been performed, recorded, and broadcast by bands worldwide.

Mr. Glover conducted his new arrangement of one of Karl King’s 1921 marches, The Soaring Eagle, along with a recently discovered unpublished manuscript of King’s titled Venus Waltz, and Glover’s arrangement of Nimrod (from ‘Enigma Variations’) by Edward Elgar.

     This final summer concert ended with one of Karl King’s famous circus galops, The Big Cage, followed in the traditional circus way with the playing of King’s march, Auld Lang Syne, and then closing with our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.   The band will resume their regular series of three winter concerts again beginning next February.

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