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.
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Click to see the King Band's appearance at the 2015 IBA State
final concert of the 2016 summer season of the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge was held
Sunday evening, July 31.
The Karl L. King Municipal
Band of Fort Dodge, IA will open their 2017 indoor season on Sunday, February
19th, with a concert beginning at 3:30 pm in the Decker Auditorium at Iowa
Central Community College in Fort Dodge. There is no admission charge,
with these concerts being provided by the City of Fort Dodge. Jerrold
P. Jimmerson is the conductor of the Karl King Band, with Dr. David Klee
serving as assistant conductor.
This February 19th concert will be the Band’s annual
tribute to former Conductor Karl L. King. A special afternoon
of band music is being planned to include some of King’s best-known and
most popular compositions, along with music that was published 100 years
ago in 1917.
Sunday, February 19, 2017 – KLK Birthday Concert Sunday, March 12, 2017 – Irish Concert Sunday, April 2, 2017 – Scholarship Concert, ICCC
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All concerts start at 3:30 pm in the Decker Auditorium
on the Iowa Central campus
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 2005.