King band to feature Jive for Five

Popular brass quintet to perform pre-concert show tonight

The Karl L. King Municipal Band, conducted by Jerrold P. Jimmerson and assisted by David Klee, will perform its weekly concert tonight.

Before the main concert starts, the popular area brass quintet, Jive for Five, will do a pre-concert performance, starting at 7 p.m.

Group members include Tim Miller from Humboldt on trumpet; David Swaroff from Dayton on trumpet; Kathy Yoakam from Humboldt on French horn; Dan Cassady from Twin Lakes on trombone; and Paul Bloomquist from Dayton on tuba. These musicians are also all members of the King Band, and will perform “An Epic Adventure,” along with a Big Band-style arrangement of “Jump Swing Fever” during the regular concert with the band accompanying.

This concert features several other selections as well. Marches on the evening program will include “Black and Gold (Purdue)” and “Mighty Minnesota” by the band’s namesake, Karl L. King, and Zoe Elliot’s “British Eighth,” along with Fred Jewell’s fast-paced galop, “Go!”

Also on the program will be an exciting medley of recognizable songs from the blockbuster hit movie, “Star Wars”, with music composed by John Williams It’s been 40 years since the first Star Wars movie premiered in 1977.

The evening’s classical offering will be the “Folk Song Suite,” by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. This standard band work includes three movements, “Seventeen Come Sunday”, “My Bonny Boy,” and “Folk Songs from Somerset.”

Lighter works will include a clarinet section feature, the ”Pie in the Face Polka,” written by Henry Mancini for the movie, ”The Great Race.” The band will also perform Glenn Osser’s ”Beguine for Band.”

Closing this concert will be our national anthem.

People attending this Sunday’s concert are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets since there is no seating available.

Concert time is 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.

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Bell Choir from Fort Dodge will again be selling homemade ice cream and cake before and during the concert, starting around 6:30 p.m.