Flag Day concert is today

The Karl L. King Municipal Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. Admission is free. In case of inclement weather, the concert may be cancelled. Those attending are reminded to bring along their own lawn chair or a blanket to spread on the ground, as no seating will be available.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be selling homemade ice cream and fresh-baked cake starting around 6:30 p.m.. Around 7 p.m., a local group, the East Side Jazz Team, will perform before the King Band takes the stage. Members of the Jazz Team are Jon Holmes on tenor saxophone, Curtiss Klein on trumpet, Dan Cassady on trombone, Jeremy Smith on trap set, Kelly Albrecht on bass and Steve Kelleher on guitar.

This concert features patriotic selections to celebrate Flag Day. This concert will be pure Americana, with a variety of patriotic and American folk songs on the program. A Dixieland combo will be featured, accompanied by the band, on “Dixieland Jamboree,” a medley of classic hits. Members of the trombone section will also be featured on Henry Fillmore’s classic rag, “Lassus Trombone.”

Recognition will be made of members from the military and their families with the playing of the “Armed Forces Salute.” Closing the concert will be John Phillip Sousa’s favorite encore, “The Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas,” followed by “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” also by Sousa, along with the national anthem.

The conductor of the Karl L. King Municipal Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, and the assistant conductor is Dr. David Klee.

Jimmerson encouraged concert-goers to bring small American flags to wave at appropriate times during the concert. Some donated flags will be provided.

“There will be plenty of opportunities to proudly wave the red, white, and blue during this hourlong concert,” Jimmerson said.