Karl L. King's distinguished career as a bandmaster, prolific composer and musician made him a legend in his own lifetime. Everyone has heard his Barnum and Bailey's Favorite which, along with the other 200 marches he composed, assured him the world-wide status of March King along with John Philip Sousa and Henry Fillmore.
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 July 31 Summer Finale performance of the Karl King Band
The next performance will be on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm
in the Decker Auditorium on the Iowa Central Community College campus.
See Jacob Siepker's video about Karl King that was his project for the District History Day competition.   (YouTube file opens in new browser tab)  Thanks to Jacob Siepker, a MNW student!  Jacob's 1st video

This last year, Andrew Glover was interviewed on WOI radio to share what he knew about Karl King.  Hear that interview  (mp3)

In July of 2012, Duane Oley Olson was presented a plaque saluting his many contributions to the Karl King Band.  Learn more...

Karl King is noted in the Windjammer's 2015 Circus Fanfare.

The Iowa House of Representatives recently passed Resolution 120, which mentioned Karl King.

Celebrated Karl King's 125 years with an Open House. Learn more ...

Iowa Public Radio's series Iowa Archives includes a program featuring the voice of Karl King.
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Anyone wishing to visit the Karl King Band Office and archival center
in the Fort Dodge Public Library should contact Nancy Olson
first to insure someone will be present.
or write to:
Karl L. King Municipal Band
Room 146, Fort Dodge Public Library
424 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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