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The annual IRISH CONCERT
The second in a series of three indoor concerts by the Karl L. King
Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held on Sunday afternoon, March 15,
at the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College.
There is no admission charge, since these concerts are provided by the
City of Fort Dodge. Conductor of the band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson,
and the Assistant Conductor is Dr. David Klee.
This concert, which will begin at 3:30 p.m., is the band’s traditional
Irish Concert in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Many familiar
Irish tunes will be performed, including everyone’s favorite, “McNamara’s
Band”, as arranged by former conductor Reginald R. Schive.
Other Irish selections on the program include “Fantasy On An Irish Air”
by David Gorham, Leroy Anderson’s “The Girl I Left Behind Me” from his
Irish Suite, and “Carrickfergus”, a traditional Irish folk song named after
a town in Northern Ireland. March selections to be performed include
“Spirit of Minstrelsy” and “Bon Voyage”, both composed by the band’s namesake,
Karl L. King.
A beautiful tone poem, “Mannin Veen” by Haydn Wood will be the afternoon’s
classical highlight. Subtitled “Dear Isle of Man”, this collection
of well-known, traditional Manx folk melodies includes “The Good Old Way”,
“The Manx Fiddler”, “Sweet Water in the Common”, and “The Harvest of the
The Isle of Man is a self-governing British
Crown dependency located in the Irish
Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The Head
of state Queen Elizabeth
who holds the title Lord
of Mann. The island has been inhabited by humans since
before 6500 Bc. As one of the six Celtic
nations, Gaelic cultural influence began in the 5th century AD,
and the Manx
language, a branch of the Goidelic
languages, gradually emerged.
Special guest soloist will be Dan Cassady, a regular member of the
Karl L. King Municipal Band for 35 years and a frequent trombone soloist.
Mr. Cassady will perform the classic trombone solo, “Atlantic Zephyrs”
by Gardell Simons, along with the traditional Irish favorite, “Londonderry
Air”. Cassady is a retired music educator who currently works as
a sales associate and brass instructor at West Music in Coralville, and
adjunct professor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.
Previously he taught music and directed band programs at Fort Dodge Senior
High School, Iowa Central Community College, and St. Edmond High School.
He currently works as trombonist with Jive For Five, East Side Jazz Team,
Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, and the Cedar Rapids Big Band.
Also featured on this concert will be the popular area Brass Quintet,
Jive For Five. Group members in addition to trombonist Dan
Cassady include Tim Miller from Humboldt on trumpet, David Swaroff from
Dayton on trumpet, Kathy Yoakam from Humboldt on French Horn, and Paul
Bloomquist from Dayton on Tuba. They will perform the Paul
Nagle composition, appropriately titled “Jive For Five”. Guest
conductor for this selection will be Dr. Michael Golemo, director of bands
and head of the Music Department at Iowa State University in Ames, and
he is also the arranger for this selection.
Roger Netz, from Manson, long-time member of the Saxophone section
in the King Band, will lead the audience in a sing-along of two traditional
Irish favorites, “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and “My Wild Irish Rose”.
This concert will close with our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled.
The next concert is April 12 at 3:30. This is the annual Scholarship
Concert and will be the Focus Concert featuring the music of Scandanavia.
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
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the KING BAND performance on March 15!
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