The Karl L. King Municipal Band continues its Sunday evening concert series today at 7:30 p.m. at the bandshell in Oleson Park. Starting at 6:30 p.m., homemade ice cream and fresh-baked goods will be provided by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. At 7 p.m., Dr. David Klee will give a pre-concert solo presentation.
Klee is the principal flute and piccolo player with the King Band - as well as the assistant conductor -is the principal flute with the Fort Dodge Area Symphony and performs with the Comedia Musica Orchestra.
He will perform Giulio Briccialdi's "Carnival of Venice" and Arthur Pryor's humorous "The Whistler and His Dog," a classic piccolo solo written in 1905.
Jerrold P. Jimmerson is celebrating his tenth season this summer as the band's conductor after a 43-year playing career with the band. Each week, the King Band plays several selections by the band's namesake and 50-year conductor, Karl L. King, during its hour-long concert. Those songs this week include "Phillipian Festival March," "In Old Portugal" and "Walsenburg."
Other march selections on this program include "Inglesina (The Little English Girl)" by Italian composer Davide Delle Cese, John Philip Sousa's "Esprit du Corps," and "Brooke's Chicago Marine Band" by Roland F. Seitz.
Classic band selections are also part of each week's program. The King Band will present Gioacchino Rossini's overture to his opera, "The Italian in Algiers," composed in 1813, along with the "Pilgrim's Chorus" from the opera "Tannhauser" by German composer Richard Wagner and Alfred Reed's 1962 composition, "A Festival Prelude."
There is no admission charge for the concert. Concert attendees are reminded to bring their own lawn chairs, since there is no seating provided.