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

4th of July Independance Day Tribute was the fifth Summer Season concert of 2021

This is the first of two pages of photos highlighting the 4th of July concert.

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July 4, 2021

      Conductor of the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, with assistant conductor Dan Cassady and announcer Paul Bloomquist.

       The evening program began with the performance of the 1931 march Emblem of Unity, by J. J. Richards.   John Joseph, "J. J." Richards was a composer, arranger, circus bandmaster and cornet soloist who, like so many other circus musicians, had a significant career in music education following his retirement from the Big Top, which included ten seasons with Barnum and Bailey and the Ringling Brothers Circuses.

Next on the program was Karl King's 1909 march, Sons of Veterans.

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The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge next played An American Spectacular,
a musical history of the United States.

Pleased to be back to the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park,
most listeners continued to sit rather socially distanced.

Fugue on Yankee Doodle, written by John Philip Sousa, was the fourth number in the evening program.

It was pleasing to hear next a standard for this band, Leroy Anderson's Bugler's Holiday,
possibly the most famous trumpet trio ever written.

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From the King Band, trumpet players from left, David Swaroff, Tim Miller, and Harlan Vande Berg

Scott Johnston provided the narration for The Greatest Generation composed by Robert W. Smith.

Military Veterans were invited to stand to be recognized.

Another page of photos
from this July 4 Independance Day Tribute

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