The Karl L. King Municipal Band
invites you to like them on Facebook.
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.
NO CONCERT APRIL 19:
19th concert by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge has been
cancelled due to the current health crisis. The Decker Auditorium,
along with all other Iowa Central Community College facilities, has been
closed to the public at least through the month of April.
This concert was to have been the Bandís annual scholarship
concert, along with Iowa Centralís cultural focus on Spain this year.
Arrangements are now being developed to allow the Scholarship applicants
an opportunity to audition by other methods than person-to-person contact.
Winners will be recognized with either $500 scholarships to Iowa Central
Community College or a $1,000 scholarship to any 4-year Iowa college or
The next currently scheduled
performance by the band is the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies at 10:00
am on Monday morning, May 25th, at Veteranís Memorial Park.
Persons should continue watching area news media to learn whether or not
this program will be held. Announcements will also be made
on this website or on the bandís Facebook page (see link above).
The summer series of concerts is presently scheduled
to be held on eight consecutive Sunday evenings during June and July, beginning
on June 7th, and lasting through July 26th, at the Karl L. King Band Shell
in Oleson Park.
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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