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,
The 2014 Winter Concert Series
February 16, 2014 – Karl L. King Birthday Concert
March 16, 2014 – Annual Irish Concert
April 6, 2014 – Scholarship Concert and Iowa Central Community College Focus on Peru (South America.)
concerts will be at 3:30 pm in the Decker Auditorium on the Iowa
Central Community College campus. Admission is free, courtesy of the
City of Fort Dodge.
The 2013 Summer Concert Series
Press release and photos from concerts in this series
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.
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
Scholarships awarded by the Karl King Band were announced at the
2012 Scholarship Concert. Hannah Carr-Murphy, a student at the University
of Northern Iowa, was the major scholarship winner.
more photos of the scholarship audition participants.
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Karl King Band was the featured performing ensemble for the 2006 Summer
Meet of Windjammers, Unlimited. -
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