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The KING BAND will conclude the 2014 SUMMER SEASON on July 27.
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KING BAND PRESENTS THE FINALE OF THE 2014 SUMMER SEASON:
The final concert of the 2014 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held this Sunday evening, July 27 at the Karl L. King Band Shell in beautiful Oleson Park. Admission is free, courtesy of the City of Fort Dodge. Conductor of the Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, with Dr. David Klee serving as the Assistant Conductor.
There will be an ice cream social, starting around 6:30 pm, provided by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Bell Choir before the regular concert starts at 7:30 pm. Persons are reminded to bring their own lawn chairs or a blanket, since there is no seating provided.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band will feature a variety of marches, classical works, and popular selections during their hour-long concert. Selections by Karl King are always on the program, including his circus marches Robinson’s Grand Entrée and Sarasota along with Royal Hippodrome Galop. Karl King’s overture, The Princess of India, is included as well. All these compositions were written for the many circuses King was with from 1910 through the 1918 seasons.
Special guest conductor will be Andrew Glover, nationally prominent composer and arranger. Mr. Glover is a native of Missouri, and was educated in the public schools of St. Louis. He began writing and arranging music for bands while still a student in high school, and now has nearly 300 publications in print. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Methodist College, and taught instrumental music in St. Louis area public and private schools for nine years. In October 1998, he joined the C.L. Barnhouse Company of Oskaloosa as staff composer, arranger, and editor. He is now the Chief Operating Officer of that music publishing business as well as Walking Frog Records.
Mr. Glover will conduct Karl King’s march, The Missouri Bandman, along with Antonin Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 3, and the premier performance of Glover’s new arrangement, Somewhere A Voice Is Calling.
The members of the Percussion section – Jeremy Smith from Fort Dodge, Cathy Moklebust from Eagle Grove, and Rollie Jensen from Humboldt – will perform a medley of traditional rudimental drums solos with band accompaniment. This selection, titled Field Ayres, will be followed by Leroy Anderson’s entertaining composition, Sandpaper Ballet, on which these same percussionists will be playing the sandpaper blocks.
This week’s classical selection is Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by the German composer Richard Wagner. Premiering in 1850, the opera Lohengrin was Wagner’s attempt to cling to the old operatic traditions while providing a forecast of the future. In this opera, Wagner achieves a unity of all these elements, while creating this beautiful and moving selection.
Music by one of America’s greatest composers, Irving Berlin, is on the program as well with a medley of some of his best-known songs, Irving Berlin Showstoppers, including such standards as "Puttin’ On The Ritz", "Cheek to Cheek", and "There’s No Business Like Show Business" among the selections.
This final summer concert always closes in the traditional circus way, with the playing of Karl King’s march, Auld Lang Syne, followed by our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner.
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