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The final concert of last year's Winter Season was
April 7. View photos from
Photos & sounds from Last Year's Summer Concert
the June 9 concert ,
16 concert, June 30 concert, July
14 concert, and the July 21 concert.
KARL KING BAND CANCELLATIONS:
members of the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge have recently
decided to cancel the Band’s annual appearance at the traditional Memorial
Day ceremonies, which were scheduled to be held on Monday, May 25.
Conductor Jerrold P. Jimmerson states: “With the current
concern over the pandemic and social distancing we are experiencing, and
the recommendations from health officials, we feel it is best to not have
the band members meeting together to perform at this time.”
The King Band Board has further decided to suspend
the four concerts that were announced to be held during June as part of
the summer season usually held at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson
Park. These cancelled dates include the following Sunday nights:
June 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Again, Conductor Jimmerson comments: “Bringing band
members from surrounding communities together in close proximity to each
other to rehearse, prepare, and perform these concerts is not in the best
interests of their health and safety. It is also better to
not have audience members in attendance until such time as we can all gather
safely together again.”
The King Band Board will continue
to monitor the current health situation, follow the recommendations from
the Governor and the Center for Disease Control, and watch what other municipal
bands in the state are doing with their summer schedules. This
Board will plan to make a decision by June 20 regarding the four Sunday
night concerts previously announced to be held on July 5th, 12th, 19th,
and 26th at the Karl L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park.
Further announcements and updates will be provided
to local area media outlets when they become available. Persons can
also check on the band’s facebook page. Announcements
will also be made on this website or on the band’s Facebook page (see link
KARL KING BAND PERFORMED IN SPENCER:
The nationally-known Karl
L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge Ia, was invited to join the 100th
anniversary celebration of the Clay County Fair in Spencer on September
17 last year. Karl L. King and the Fort Dodge Municipal Band were
regular fixtures at that fair each year, beginning in 1922 and continuing
to the close of the 1959 season. This photo shows Karl King and his
band in front of their tent camp at the 1928 Clay County Fair.
(You may click image to see the page giving identities of those pictured.)
Karl King is in the center of the photo, between the two sousaphone
The King Band last appeared at the Fair in Spencer
for the 75th anniversary in 1992.
The Karl King Band performed in the Grandstand that
evening, beginning with a pre-concert at 6:30 pm before the main celebration
starts at 7:00 pm. Check the King Band Facebook page for more.
The first concert of
the 2017 Winter season of the
Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge was held
Sunday afternoon, February 19.
The last Sunday Program
of the 2017 Summer season was held July 30.
Click to see the King Band's appearance at the 2015 IBA State
Jimmerson took Dr. Golemo's place on week in 2015, conducting the
Open House celebrated 150 years held
in the Fort Dodge Public Library Meeting Room.
The King Band performed for the 2017 Preserve Iowa
Summit. Learn more
The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge is
seen during a practice session
before taking the stage.
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