King Band to play variety of styles at today’s concert

Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson and Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee will lead the Karl L. King Municipal Band in an hour-long sampling of a wide variety of music today.

Concert time is 7:30 p.m. at the Karl L. King Bandshell in Oleson Park. An ice cream social by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Bell Choir will start about 6:30 p.m. There will also be a pre-concert performance by some members of the Band’s low brass section starting at 7 p.m.

These summer concerts are provided, free of charge, by the city. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs, since no seating is provided.

March music is always on the program, and this week will include “Woody Van’s” by King, “Colossus of Columbia” by Russell Alexander, “Basses On A Rampage” by G.H. Huffine, and John Philip Sousa’s classic, “The Washington Post.”

In addition, the band will feature one of King’s aerial waltzes, “In Old Portugal,” along with Fred Jewell’s galop, “They’re Off!”

The classical offering for the evening will be Gustav Holst’s standard work for band, “Second Suite in F for Military Band.” This four-movement suite is considered a staple of the band repertoire. It was written by the English composer in 1911 and first published in 1922.

Two special sections will be featured during this concert. The Trumpet Trio, with members Tim Miller from Humboldt, David Swaroff from Dayton, and Harlan Vande Berg from Fort Dodge, will perform the traditional trio, “Triad”, by J.J. Richards, followed by “Bugler’s Holiday”, by Leroy Anderson. The clarinet section will also be featured on the “Clarinet Polka.”

On the lighter side, an American standard by Hoagy Carmichael, “Georgia on my Mind”, will be heard, along with King’s intermezzo, “Ung-Kung-Foy-Ya”, and his ragtime composition, “Ragged Rozey.”

In case of inclement weather at the starting time, the concert may be cancelled.