Tonight's performance of the Karl L. King Municipal Band will feature guest soloist Dr. Michael Golemo from Ames. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Karl L. King Bandshell in Oleson Park. Preceding the concert will be an ice cream social sponsored by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Golemo is professor and chair of the music department and director of bands at Iowa State University. In addition to his administrative duties, he conducts the Wind Ensemble, the top concert band at Iowa State, and is also the director of the Ames Municipal Band.
Golemo will perform two selections on soprano saxophone: "Flight Of The Bumblebee" by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the theme song from the movie "The Mission," "Gabriel's Oboe."
In addition, Golemo will join the King Band's Dixieland Combo to perform "Big Band Dixie," a medley of "Midnight In Moscow," "Muskrat Ramble" and "That's A-Plenty." Other combo members include Tim Miller, of Humboldt, on trumpet; Paul Bloomquist, of Dayton, on trombone; Alan Bridge, of Storm Lake, on tenor saxophone; and David Staron, of Marshalltown on tuba.
The music of Karl King always appears on each concert program, and this week's offerings include the march, "Cle Elum Eagles," dedicated to an Eagles Band in Cle Elum, Wash.; a circus intermezzo, "Arabian Nights;" and one of King's famous galops, "Royal Hippodrome." In addition, Harry Alford's march, "The Purple Carnival," is on the program.
Closing the concert will be John Philip Sousa's classic march, "King Cotton," followed by the playing of the national anthem.