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Jimmerson takes Dr. Golemo's place, conducting the Ames
Open House celebrated 150 years held
in the Fort Dodge Public Library Meeting Room.
On FEBRUARY 21, 2016,
there was a Karl L. King Birthday Concert in celebration
of the 125th anniversary of Karl King’s birth on February
21, 1891. . . (view photos)
On MARCH 13, 2016, there was the Annual Irish Concert
in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. . . . (view
On APRIL 3, 2016, there was the Annual Scholarship
including with Iowa Central’s cultural focus on Central
America. . . . (view photos)
THE KING BAND PERFORMED ON MEMORIAL DAY.
June 19 King Band concert
in Oleson Park
June 26 Concert
July 10 Concert
July 17 Concert
The summer series of concerts take place Sunday evenings
during June and July at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park.
The Karl King Municipal Band performed again this year
at the Iowa Municipal Band Festival in Boone on Saturday, July 9.
SUMMER CONCERTS CONTINUE IN THE PARK July 24:
Each week during
June and July, the Karl L. King Municipal Band presents their Sunday evening
concerts in Oleson Park at the Karl L. King Band Shell, and each week they
present a wide variety of band music to appeal to all ages and musical
tastes. The weekly Sunday night band concerts by the Karl L. King
Municipal Band will continue in Oleson Park for two more weeks in July.
Beginning at 7:30 pm, these concerts are held at the Karl L. King Band
Shell. There is no admission charge, courtesy of the City of Fort
An ice cream social begins in the evening around 6:30
pm, courtesy of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Persons attending
these concerts are reminded to bring along their own lawn chairs or blanket,
since no seating is provided.
On July 24, Conductor
Jerrold P. Jimmerson, along with Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee, will
again be leading the Band. A variety of march music will be heard,
including Karl King’s “The Caravan Club”, and “Step On It!” along
with John Philip Sousa’s “The Invincible Eagle”. In addition, Karl
King’s fast-paced galop, “Homestretch” is on the program. On
the classical side Franz von Suppe’s overture “Morning, Noon, and Night
in Vienna”, will be performed. This light-hearted operetta includes
lots of enjoyable music to the ear.
Guest soloist will be violinist Bill Sergeant from
Fort Dodge. Bill was introduced to the violin at Duncombe School
in 4th grade at age 10. He played in the pit orchestra for
the Fort Dodge Civic Glee Club from 1956-1958, the Fort Dodge High School
Operettas from 1955-1958, and for several Comedia Musica, Fort Dodge Chorale
Society, and Iowa Central Community College productions. Bill has
played with the Fort Dodge Area Symphony Orchestra since 1955, retiring
as concertmaster in 2014, and plays in the first violin sections of the
North Iowa Symphony Orchestra in Mason City, along with the Chamber Orchestra
of the Springs and the Pikes Peak Philharmonic Orchestra, both in Colorado
Bill has performed a variety of music locally for numerous
churches, weddings, funerals, and other events. He has played the
same 1783 Johann Christian Hammig German violin since the age of 11.
Bill will be featured on two solos with the Band during the concert.
First will be John Williams’ haunting "Theme from ‘Schindler’s List" from
the motion picture, then the beautiful “Ashokan Farewell” from the PBS
television series 'The Civil War’.
Guest conductor for this concert will be Josh Barlage
from Des Moines. Mr. Barlage is the current conductor of the Fort
Dodge Area Symphony Orchestra. He will direct the Grand March
from ‘Aida’ during the concert.
On the lighter side will be recognition of the U.S.O.
shows on this 75th anniversary of their beginning. One of the main
entertainers through the years at those shows has been Bob Hope, and the
band will perform a “Salute to Bob Hope” as a tribute. The band will
also perform highlights from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most popular musical
“The Sound of Music”. This musical debuted on Broadway in 1959,
and has had many revivals since. Several songs from that show are
included in this medley, from “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” to “Do-Re-Mi” and
“My Favorite Things”.
Recently, CIRCUS POSTERS
were made into U.S. postage stamps.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge during
a practice session
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