King Band to perform on Memorial Day

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will perform at the annual Memorial Day ceremonies again this year on Monday. This event, sponsored by the Fort Dodge Veteran’s Council, will be held at the Terry Moehnke Veterans Memorial Park on the northwest corner of the Kennedy Park/Badger Lake complex, 1386 National Ave.

The Karl L. King Municipal Band, conducted by Jerrold P. Jimmerson, will start playing at 10 a.m., prior to the start of the formal program, scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

In the event of rain, this program may be moved on very short notice to the St. Edmond High School Auditorium. Listen to local radio stations for any last-minute changes in location. Any announcements will also be made on the band’s website at www.karlking.us, or on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/karlkingband/.

This concert will include several march selections written by Karl L. King, including “The Lone Crusader,” “The Lieutenant-Commander,” “True Blue,” and “140th Infantry,” along with the “National Glory Overture.”

Other patriotic selections on the concert program include “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” “Eternal Father, Strong to Save,” “America the Beautiful,” “This Is My Country” and “God Bless America.”

Special musical recognition will be extended to all members of the military, past and present, with a medley of songs representing five branches of the military service, titled “Salute to America’s Finest,” plus “Into the Blue (U.S. Space Force Hymn).” There will also be a narrated tribute by Scott Johnston to all military with “Duty, Honor, Country,” adapted from a speech given at West Point Military Academy by General Douglas MacArthur.


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