The summer concerts by the Karl L. King Municipal Band continue tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. There is no admission charge. In case of inclement weather at the starting time, the concert may be canceled.
An ice cream social by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church precedes each concert. Homemade ice cream and fresh baked goods are available for purchase, starting around 6:30 p.m.
Conductor of the band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, and the assistant conductor is Dr. David Klee.
Guest soloist for the evening will be Dan Cassady, longtime member of the King Band and a frequent trombone soloist. Cassady will perform a traditional solo, "The Old Home Down On The Farm" by Fred P. Harlow, along with a medley of songs made popular by bandleader Tommy Dorsey, "T. D. - That Sentimental Gentleman." Cassady formerly taught instrumental music at Fort Dodge Senior High, Iowa Central Community College and St. Edmond High School.
Special guest conductor will be Kenny Bierschenk, a high school band director for 32 years and currently director of bands at Three Rivers school district near Cincinnati, Ohio.
A wide variety of music is planned to appeal to all musical tastes during this special Father's Day program. The concert will begin with Aaron Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man." The evening's classical offerings include W.A. Mozart's overture to the comic opera, "The Impresario," composed in 1786.