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 Oleson 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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The KING BAND PERFORMED AT NATIONAL CONVENTION

View photos of that September 17th performance.


The KING BAND has concluded the 2014 SUMMER SEASON,
so the winter season is next.

 

See photos from the June 8th program.  -  June 15th concert photos  -  June 22nd concert photos

July 6th program  --  July 13th program  --  July 20 program  --  July 27 program

  

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Follow the KING BAND this coming season.

The dates for the 2015 Winter season of the Karl L. King Municipal Band are:

February 22 - the Karl King Birthday Concert

March 15 - the Irish Concert, and

April 12 - the Scholarship Concert with Focus on Scandinavian countries.

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The 2014 Winter Concert Series

February 21 Concert  --  March 16 Concert  --  April 6 Scholarship Concert



The 2013 Winter and Summer Concert Series
May be viewed in our Concert Archive
 
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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.

View concert photos from previous seasons
Concert Archive

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2012 Karl L. King Band Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa

The 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 Open House

Statue proposed - Statue in progress - Statue mounting process - Dedication speakers - Dedication program

Deann Haden-Luke's original musical that uses 
Karl King music has been published! 

View Cardiff information on the Heuer Publishing website.

Cardiff AnnouncementCardiff 2006 Premiere



 
What's New with the Band?
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The Karl King Band was the featured performing ensemble for the 2006 Summer Meet of Windjammers, Unlimited.   - photos -

 

Scholarships awarded by the Karl King Band were announced at the
2014 Scholarship Concert.

 
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The Karl King Band performed in the Iowa State
Capitol to promote a postage stamp in his honor.
 

Iowa Public Radio's Rick Fredericksen 
interviews Oley about Karl King.
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Dr. Timothy Rhea, director of bands at Texas A & M University
in College Station, was the special guest conductor for this summer's June 24 concert.

Walking Frog excerpt 1 - Walking Frog excerpt 2

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