King Band concert to salute Father’s Day

The summer concerts by the Karl L. King Municipal Band will continue this coming Sunday starting at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, courtesy of the City of Fort Dodge. These concerts are held at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. Conductor of the band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, and the assistant conductor is Dan Cassady. In case of inclement weather at the starting time, the concert may be cancelled.

Homemade ice cream by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will precede this concert, starting around 6:45 p.m. Persons attending these concerts are reminded to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets, since no seating is provided.

A wide variety of music is planned to appeal to all musical tastes, especially Dads, during this special Father’s Day presentation. The concert will open with Henry Fillmore’s classic march, “His Honor,” and will also include Karl King’s marches, “Sir Henry” and “Sir Galahad.” Also on the program will be King’s march, “Valiant Youth,” dedicated to “Junior” a tribute from Karl King Sr. to Karl and Ruth’s only child and son, Karl Jr.

The evening’s classical offerings will include an overture to the comic opera written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1786, titled “The Impresario,” along with America’s national hymn, “God of Our Fathers,” arranged in a new, contemporary setting by Claude T. Smith.

Lighter selections on the program include an exciting circus galop, “Prince of Decorah” by P.G. Lowry, and a rumba titled “Relax,” which is a perfect suggestion for Dad on his special day. Songs from native Iowan Meredith Willson’s popular musical “The Music Man,” now enjoying a revival on Broadway, will be presented as well.

The evening’s soloist will be Dan Cassady, a regular member of the Karl L. King Municipal Band. Mr. Cassady will perform a medley of hits by Tommy Dorsey, “T.D. – That Sentimental Gentleman,” as arranged by former King Band conductor Reginald R. Schive, and will then join the rest of the Trombone section to present “Mr. Trombonology” by N.C. Davis.

Cassady is a retired music educator who currently lives at Twin Lakes and is the assistant conductor of the band. Previously he taught music and directed band programs at Fort Dodge Senior High School, Iowa Central Community College and St. Edmond High School, and currently performs as trombonist with Jive for Five and Lone Tree Revival. He is presently on the faculty at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.

In case of inclement weather, the concert may be cancelled at the starting time. Any announcements will be made on the band’s Facebook page listing for the Karl L. King Municipal Band at https://www.facebook.com/karlkingband/ or on the band’s website at www.karlking.us.


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