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

The 2022 Indoor Concert Series began with a program to celebrate the birthday of Karl L. King.

February 20, 2022 -

This February 20th concert was the Bandís annual tribute to former Conductor Karl Lawrence King,
who was born on February 21, 1891 in the village of Paintersville, Ohio.
This program was held in the Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium.

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Director Jerrold P. Jimmerson started the concert with Karl Kingís first published composition,
the 1909 T.M.B. March, dedicated to the Thayer Military Band of Ohio.

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Listen to T. M. B. March
Listen to the band performing King's T.M.B. March.

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Second on the program was Karl Kingís last published composition in 1962,
titled The Home Town Boy, dedicated to Mason Cityís own Meredith Willson.


Home Town Boy March
Listen to Karl King's march The Hometown Boy.

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Next performed on this program was Slavonic Rhapsody #1, composed by Carl Friedemann.

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Following Slavonic Rhapsody #1 was the novelty duet, The Elephant and the Fly, by Henri Kling.

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This featured two regular members of the band.   Featured on tuba (the elephant) was Paul Bloomquist, instrumental music instructor at Iowa Central Community College, and on Piccolo (the fly) was Megan Benz, instrumental music instructor at the Alta-Aurelia Community Schools.

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The Elephant and the Fly
Listen to the The Elephant and the Fly.

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Next on the program was a waltz medley titled Old Timers by M.L. Lake

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