King Band concert is April 14

The third indoor concert for the 2013 winter season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held at 3:30 p.m. April 14 in Decker Auditorium, Iowa Central Community College. There is no admission charge.

This April concert serves a two-fold purpose each year: to present the Karl L. King scholarships and to coincide with the ICCC Focus series.

Scholarship applicants will audition during the day, and the winners will be announced during the concert. Winners will be recognized with $500 scholarships to ICCC or a $1,000 scholarship to any four-year Iowa college or university.

Providing the funds for these awards are the King Band Scholarship fund, along with Dr. Greg Olson in memory of his parents and his wife’s parents, the family of the late Steve Helmich, and Peggy and the late Tom Dowd.

All who audition will be invited to join in playing a selection with the band during the concert, and the major scholarship recipient will perform his or her winning solo.

This year ICCC’s Focus series has chosen the Philippines for its cultural emphasis, and the selections on the program will reflect the Spanish heritage in music from the region.

Selections by the band’s namesake, Karl L. King, will include his march, “Manila Bay,” the “Eclipse Galop,” and a fantasia, “Sunny Spain.” Other selections will include the march “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor, “The U.S. Field Artillery March” by John Philip Sousa, the waltz “La Golondrina (The Swallow),” and “La Roquina,” a march written by former conductor W.B. Green.

Popular selections on the concert will include the “Guadalcanal March” by Richard Rodgers from the television series “Victory At Sea,” highlights from the popular Broadway musical “South Pacific”and the paso doble, “El Relicario.”

Soloist for this concert will be Tim Miller on trumpet. Miller is the band director in the Humboldt Middle School, and a longtime member of the King Band. He also plays with the popular area brass quintet, Jive For Five. Miller will be featured on a piece of Spanish popular music, “La Oreja de Oro” by Mariano San Miguel.

The concert will conclude with “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The next performance by the band will be at the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies on May 27 in North Lawn Cemetery. The summer series of concerts will again be held each Sunday evening during June and July, beginning on June 9, at the Karl L. King Bandshell in Oleson Park.