The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will perform at the annual Memorial Day ceremonies again this year on Monday, May 29, 2023. This event, sponsored by the Fort Dodge Veteran’s Council, will be held at the Veteran’s 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 10:00 a.m., prior to the start of the 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 Brigadier-General”, “The Lieutenant-Commander”, “Aces of the Air”, and “140th Infantry”.

Other patriotic selections on the concert program include “America”, “The Flight Commander”, “America the Beautiful”, “Military Escort”, “God Bless America”, and “A Patriotic Salute”.

Special musical recognition will be extended to all members of the military, past and present, with a medley of songs representing all five branches of the military service, titled “Salute to America’s Finest”, along with a narrated tribute by Scott Johnston to all military with “How Will You Remember a Soldier”?


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