KING BAND FEATURES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE:
On Sunday evening, June 28th, the
weekly concert by the Karl L. King Municipal Band will feature something
for everyone’s musical taste. Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson and
Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee will lead the band in an hour-long sampling
of a wide variety of music. Concert time is 7:30 pm at the Karl L.
King Band Shell in Oleson Park.
An ice cream social by the
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Bell Choir will start about 6:30 pm preceding
the concert. These summer concerts are provided, free of charge,
by the City of Fort Dodge for everyone’s listening pleasure. Persons
are reminded to bring their own lawn chairs, since no seating is provided.
March music is always on the
program, and this week will include King Henry by Karl King, King
Karl King by Henry Fillmore, and Roland F. Seitz’s classic, Brooke’s
Chicago Marine Band. In addition, the band will feature one of
King’s beautiful serenades, A Night in June, and one of King’s ragtime
selections, The Walking Frog, along with Fred Huffer’s exciting
galop, The Thunderbolt.
The evening’s classical offering will be the overture
to the opera, Raymond (The Queen’s Secret), by the French composer
Ambrose Thomas. Thomas attended the Paris Conservatory, and became
one of the most successful French composers of his time. This opera
had its premier in Paris in June 1851, and was a dismal failure, but the
overture has become one of the most popular of the French opera works.
Also on the program is Country Gardens by English composer Percy
Grainger, as arranged by John Philip Sousa.
Guest soloist will be LuAnn Ewan on clarinet from Ames.
She grew up in Storm Lake and has played in the Karl King band on and off
since high school. She studied clarinet at Iowa State University
and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education.
She taught for 11 years as a band director, with 10 of those in Ames.
She has been a private music teacher and chamber music coach for over 25
years. In addition to performing with the King Band, she appears
with several groups in the Ames area primarily on saxophone, clarinet,
flute and piano. In addition to teaching privately, she directs the
Central Iowa Clarinet Choir.
Ms. Ewan will perform the classic clarinet solo, Immer
Kleiner, a humorous fantasy by Adolf Schreiner. She will then
be joined by the rest of the Clarinet section to perform Leroy Anderson’s
novelty, Clarinet Candy.
Also featured will be the members of our Percussion
section – Cathy Moklebust from Eagle Grove, Jeremy Smith from Fort Dodge,
and Rollie Jensen from Humboldt – on the traditional rudimental solo, Dazzling
On the lighter side will be a medley of Duke Ellington
compositions, titled Rhythmoods, including “Sophisticated Lady”,
“Mood Indigo”, and “Black and Tan Fantasy”.
In case of inclement weather
at the starting time, the concert may be cancelled. Conductor Jimmerson
commented, “Plan to be in attendance each Sunday evening to hear the finest
in band music played by your local municipal band.”