The Karl L. King Municipal Band
invites you to like them on Facebook.
Click to see the King Band's appearance at the IBA State
Jimmerson takes Dr. Golemo's place, conducting the Ames
Open House celebrated 150 years held
in the Fort Dodge Public Library Meeting Room.
On FEBRUARY 21, 2016,
there was a Karl L. King Birthday Concert in celebration
of the 125th anniversary of Karl King’s birth on February
21, 1891. . . (view photos)
On MARCH 13, 2016, there was the Annual Irish Concert
in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. . . . (view
On APRIL 3, 2016, there was the Annual Scholarship
including with Iowa Central’s cultural focus on Central
America. . . . (view photos)
THE KING BAND PERFORMED ON MEMORIAL DAY.
The Karl King Municipal Band performed again this year
at the Iowa Municipal Band Festival in Boone on Saturday, July 9. View
June 19 King Band concert
in Oleson Park
June 26 Concert
July 10 Concert July
17 Concert July 24
FINAL KING BAND SUMMER CONCERT July 31:
The final concert
of the 2016 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge
will be held Sunday evening, July 31 at the Karl L. King Band Shell in
beautiful Oleson Park. Admission is free, courtesy of the City of
Fort Dodge. Conductor of the Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, with Dr.
David Klee serving as the Assistant Conductor.
There will be an ice cream social, starting around
6:30 pm, provided by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Bell Choir before
the regular concert starts at 7:30 pm. Persons are reminded to bring
their own lawn chairs or a blanket, since there is no seating provided.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band will feature a variety
of marches, classical works, and popular selections during their hour-long
concert. This “Grand Finale Concert” will open with Karl King’s tribute
“to my friend and benefactor, C.L. Barnhouse” with “Fame and Fortune”.
Sunday’s classical selections include French composer Jacque Offenbach’s
1858 overture, Orpheus, said to be the first classical full-length operetta,
and German composer Richard Wagner’s moving Pilgrim’s Chorus, from his
opera “Tannhauser”, written in 1845.
On the lighter side will be highlights from the popular
Broadway musical, “My Fair Lady”.
This musical premiered 60 years ago in 1956 starring
Rex Harrison, and became the longest running show in Broadway history.
This medley includes such classics as “On The Street Where You Live”, “With
A Little Bit of Luck”, “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”, and “I Could
Have Danced All Night”. Also on the program will be an exciting Italian
tarantella, Funiculi, Funicula by Luigi Denza, along with Karl King’s serenade
“An Autumn Romance”.
Guest performers will be the King Band’s fine trumpet
trio, including Tim Miller from Humboldt, David Swaroff from Dayton, and
Harlan Vande Berg from Fort Dodge. They will perform “Fantasy for
Three’, based on Rubinstein’s well-known ‘Melody in F’, along with everyone’s
favorite selection, Leroy Anderson’s popular “Bugler’s Holiday”.
Special guest conductor will be Andrew Glover, nationally
prominent composer, conductor, and arranger. Mr. Glover will
conduct Karl King’s march, "The Attorney General", along with Glover’s
newest march composition, “Crossroads of the Nation”, and a premier performance
of Glover’s newest band arrangement, "Praeludium".
Mr. Glover’s diverse
career in music has included successful tenures as educator, composer-arranger,
performer, conductor, and publisher. He joined the staff at the C.L.
Barnhouse Company in Oskaloosa IA in 1998, and as Executive Vice President
is in charge of music production, 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. As a sophomore in high school, Glover’s
first band arrangement was performed by the school’s wind ensemble, and
thus began a multi-decade career in composition and arranging. His
band works now number over 200, many of which are published by Barnhouse,
and have been performed, recorded, and broadcast by bands worldwide.
This final summer concert features John Philip Sousa’s
favorite encore, “The Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas”, and then will close
in the traditional circus way with the playing of Karl L. King’s march,
“Auld Lang Syne”, followed by our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band’s next performance
will be on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm in the Decker Auditorium
on the Iowa Central Community College campus.
Recently, CIRCUS POSTERS
were made into U.S. postage stamps.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge during
a practice session
- - - - - - - -