The Karl L. King Municipal
Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa
The Karl King Band is the
municipal band for Fort Dodge, Iowa. This ensemble has historically provided
a summer concert series in the Karl King Bandshell in beautiful
Park and an indoor concert series held in the auditorium of Iowa Central
Community College. These concerts are free to all, and
are provided as a service by the City of Fort Dodge. Jerrold
P. Jimmerson is the Director of the King Band, and Dr. David Klee serves
as the band's Assistant Conductor. Learn more about
the Band and visit the online archive
of photos related to the history of the Karl L. King Municipal Band
of Fort Dodge, Iowa.
KING BAND Program MAY 26:
LOOKING AHEAD: The next performance by the band will be at the traditional
Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 26 in North Lawn Cemetery, beginning
at 10 AM. The summer series of concerts will again
be held on eight Sunday evenings during June and July, beginning on June
8, at the Karl L. King Band Shell in beautiful Oleson Park.
The 2013 Winter and Summer Concert
Series May be viewed in our Concert
THE KARL L. KING MUNICIPAL BAND OF FORT DODGE, IOWA acknowledges with great appreciation the significant contributions of DUANE "OLEY" OLSON to the band's history, heritage and tradition.
EUPHONIUM PLAYER AND SOLOIST 1947-2012 65 years
CONCERT ANNOUNCER 1955-2011 56 years
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD/BAND MANAGER 1977-2008 31 years
PRESENTED July 2012
T.H. Hoefing and Jerrold Jimmerson recently
presented an award plaque to Oley Olson commemorating his long participation
in the Karl King Band and his lifetime of dedication to extending the legacy
of Karl King. The Band and the entire community of followers of the
Karl King Band extend congratulations to both Oley and Nancy Olson.
View a video of the band performing
Karl King's march, Bon
Voyage. (60 MB mpeg format)
View photos of the bandshell
during the renovation process.
2012 Karl L. King
Band Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Karl L. King Municipal Band was honored by the Iowa Bandmasters Association
by being selected to perform at their 80th annual State Conference.
This three-day event featured some of the finest school and professional
bands from throughout Iowa, along with clinicians and other performing
groups from throughout the United States. The conference was held
at the Hotel Fort Des Moines, in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. - more
Dr. Mike Golemo, several times guest conductor
at the summer concerts
Fort Dodge’s newest monument
was dedicated in a ceremony held October 22, 2006. The life-size
monument to famed band composer and director, Karl L. King, was placed
in the Karl L. King Park in downtown Fort Dodge and was first seen by the
public following an open house of the Karl King Archives.
The dedication ceremony
included a program by the Karl L. King Municipal Band and the introduction
of special guests and an address by former Fort Dodge mayor, Judge Albert
Habhab. - program photos -2006
The Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has
included the Karl King Bandshell in a list of Iowa's most significant structures.
Iowa Public Television has produced and aired
a 40 minute excerpt from its 2 hour documentary featuring those structures,
entitled A Century of Iowa
Architecture. The entire documentary was shown in the spring of