KING BAND CONCERT MARCH 16:
The second in a series of three winter indoor concerts by the Karl
L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held on Sunday afternoon,
March 16, 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 “The Emerald
Isle” by Dave Black, and “Fantasia on the “Dargason”, from the Second Suite
in F Major for Military Band by Gustav Holst.
Several march selections will be performed,
including “McKinley’s Own” and “Bon Voyage”, both by Karl L. King, along
with “The Boys of the Old Brigade” by W. Paris Chambers, and “The Irish
Boys” by Bill Wiley.
A beautiful medley, “Strains from Erin”
by Lucien Cailliet will be the afternoon’s classical highlight. This
collection of well-known, traditional Irish folk melodies includes “St.
Patrick’s Day”, “Those Endearing Young Charms”, “The Rakes of Mallow”,
“Killarney”, “The Last Rose of Summer”, “Wearing of the Green”, and “The
Special guest soloist will be Bob Patton,
baritone, from Gowrie. Mr. Patton attended the University of Northern
Iowa before joining the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington,
D.C. During his twenty year career in the military, Patton
soloed with the National Symphony and the Boston and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras.
He also performed with the Washington Civic, Baltimore, Wolf Trap, Northern
Virginia and Annapolis opera companies. In 1991 he returned to Gowrie
IA and became editor and publisher of The Gowrie News, the fourth generation
owner of a 110 year-old family business. He recently retired from
the newspaper after a 20-year career, but is still very active and much
sought-after as a vocalist throughout the Midwest.
Mr. Patton will perform three Irish selections
with the Band. First will be “That’s An Irish Lullaby (Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral)”
from the Bing Crosby movie Going My Way, followed by the humorous George
M. Cohan classic, “Harrigan”, and concluding with everyone’s favorite Irish
ballad, “Londonderry Air”. Mr. Patton also will lead the audience
in a sing-along of the 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