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View photos of the April 12th performance.
View photos of the March 15th performance.
View photos of the February 22nd performance.
KING BAND TO APPEAR AT STATE CONFERENCE:
The Karl L. King Municipal Band from Fort Dodge, IA, has been selected
to appear at the 88th annual Iowa Bandmasters’ Association State Conference.
This three-day event features some of the finest school and professional
bands from Iowa, along with clinicians and other performing groups from
throughout the United States.
The Iowa Bandmasters’ Association is a 1,100+ member organization.
Typically, more than 800 members attend this state conference annually,
along with some 1,500+ participants performing concerts or presenting clinics
during this three-day celebration of the finest bands in Iowa. This
year’s conference will be held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel, 700 Grand
Avenue, in Des Moines, IA. The conference begins on Thursday, May
14, and runs through Saturday, May 16.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band will be the featured ensemble at
the 5:00 pm concert in the Iowa Ballroom, performing a concert including
the music of Karl King. This concert is open to the public along
with the Association members.
“It is indeed a tremendous honor for the Karl L. King Municipal Band
and the City of Fort Dodge to be invited to perform for such a prestigious
audience”, commented conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson. “This appearance
will give us the opportunity to acquaint a new generation of people to
the wonderful music of Karl King.” This will be the fifth time that
the Karl King Band has appeared at the annual state conference, having
previously performed in 1977, 1981, 1991, and 2007.
Marches on the program include “Valdres” by Johannes Hanssen, and
“Emblem of Freedom” by Karl King. In addition, two selections published
by Karl King 100 years ago in 1915, “Prince Charming” and “Walsenburg Galop”,
will be included on the concert. The beautiful tone poem, “Mannin
Veen” is also on the program.
Assistant Conductor of the Band, Dr. David Klee, will conduct Clifton
Williams’ symphonic march, “The Sinfonians”, dedicated to members of the
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music fraternity. Guest soloist
with the Band will be Dan Cassady, performing Gardell Simons’ classic trombone
solo, “Atlantic Zephyrs”. Cassady is a former instructor at Fort
Dodge Senior High School, Iowa Central Community College, and St. Edmond
High School, and currently lives in North Liberty.
In addition, the popular Brass Quintet Jive For Five will be featured
with the Band. Members include Tim Miller from Humboldt on trumpet,
David Swaroff from Dayton on trumpet, Kathy Yoakam from Humboldt on French
Horn, Dan Cassady from North Liberty on trombone, and Paul Bloomquist from
Dayton on Tuba. They will perform a new arrangement created for this
special occasion by Dr. Michael Golemo from Iowa State University, appropriately
titled “Jive For Five”. Dr. Golemo will guest conduct this premier
LOOKING AHEAD: The King Band will perform at the traditional Memorial
Day ceremonies on Monday, May 25th at North Lawn Cemetery in Fort
The summer series of concerts will again be held on eight Sunday
evenings during June and July, beginning on June 7, at the Karl L. King
Band Shell in beautiful Oleson Park.
The KING BAND PERFORMED AT NATIONAL CONVENTION
photos of that September 17th performance.
Last summer's season:
See photos from the June
8th program. - June
15th concert photos - June
22nd concert photos
program -- July
13th program -- July
20 program -- July
(Click to enlarge this image.)
Don't forget the KING BAND performances each Sunday
in June and July!
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