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KING BAND TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY:
The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge is planning a special
concert to celebrate this year’s Independence Day holiday. This concert
will be held Sunday evening, July 5, beginning at 7:30 pm at the Karl L.
King Band Shell in Oleson Park. There is no admission charge, courtesy
of the City of Fort Dodge.
Jerrold P. Jimmerson has planned a fun evening of music that is pure Americana.
Also involved in the evening’s program is Dr. David Klee, assistant conductor.
Conductor Jimmerson commented, “With July 4 being on Saturday this year,
this will be a great way to wrap up the holiday weekend with a band concert
of familiar patriotic music to celebrate our country’s independence.”
March music is always a part of every concert, and this week will
include Karl L. King’s Sons of Veterans, Fred Jewell’s E Pluribus
Unum, and John Philip Sousa’s The Glory of the Yankee Navy.
Highlighting the program will be an exciting patriotic selection,
American Pageant by Thomas Knox, which was commissioned for the
inauguration of President Richard Nixon in 1973 and has been used at every
Presidential inaugural since then. Also on the program
is a beautiful setting of one of the most beloved of all American spirituals,
Amazing Grace, along with Heroes of the Sea, a new selection
written and dedicated to the men and women of our Navy and Coast Guard.
Trumpet soloist Tim Miller from Humboldt will be featured on the
Columbia Fantasia Polka, based on "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean",
a patriotic song popular during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries,
especially during the Civil War era. Miller is the Middle School
Band instructor in Humboldt and a long-time member of the King Band.
Roger Netz from Manson, another long-time band member in the Saxophone
section, will lead the audience in The Ultimate Patriotic Sing-Along,
which includes several well-known American standards, ending with “God
Bless the U.S.A.”.
Rounding out this concert of patriotic favorites
will be Meredith Willson’s Seventy-Six Trombones, originally arranged
by Leroy Anderson for the Boston Pops Orchestra and recently adapted for
the Concert Band.
The concert will close with America’s national march, The
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, followed by the playing
of our National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.
An ice cream social, sponsored by the Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church, will start about 6:30 pm. Homemade ice
cream and fresh baked goodies will be available for purchase prior to and
during the concert. Remember to bring along your own lawn chairs
or blanket, since there is no seating provided.
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.”
Plan to spend each Sunday evening during June and July with the King
Band in beautiful Oleson Park, located in the southern part of the city
of Fort Dodge.
LOOKING AHEAD: This summer's series of concerts will again
be held each Sunday evening during June and July 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 year's season programs may be viewed in our Concert
(Click to enlarge this image.)
Don't forget the KING BAND performances each Sunday
in June and July!
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