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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View photos of the March 15th concert.
The date for the final 2015 Winter season of the Karl L. King Municipal Band is April 12 - the Scholarship Concert with Focus on Scandinavian countries.

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...

View photos from the final concert of the 2014 Summer season.

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

The Karl King Band was invited to perform at the 80th annual State Convention of the Iowa Bandmasters Association.  - learn more

Iowa Public Radio's series Iowa Archives includes a program featuring the voice of Karl King.  - learn more -


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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