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 first concert of the 2017 Winter season of the
Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge was held Sunday afternoon, February 19.


COMING 

     The third and final indoor concert for the 2017 winter season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 2, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.

     This April concert serves a two-fold purpose each year. The first will be the presentation of the Karl L. King scholarships.  Several talented students will audition during the day, and the winners will be announced during the afternoon concert.  Winners will be recognized with $500 scholarships to Iowa Central Community College or a $1,000 scholarship to any 4-year Iowa college or university.   Providing the funds for these awards are the King Band Scholarship fund, along with Dr. Greg Olson in memory of his parents and his wife’s parents, and Peggy and the late Tom Dowd.   All persons who audition will be invited to join in playing a selection with the Band during the concert, and the major scholarship recipient will perform their award-winning solo.

     The second feature of the concert coincides with Iowa Central Community College’s Focus series.  This year, the college has chosen the country of Kosovo and the Balkan region for its cultural emphasis, and these selections on the program will reflect their heritage in music.


Click to see the King Band's appearance at the 2015 IBA State Conference.

Jimmerson takes Dr. Golemo's place, conducting the Ames Municipal Band.

Open House celebrated 150 years held in the Fort Dodge Public Library Meeting Room.

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     Recently, CIRCUS POSTERS were made into
U.S. postage stamps.


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The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge during a practice session
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The 2014, 2015 and 2016 Winter and Summer Concert Series
May be viewed in our Concert Archive



View a video of the band performing Karl King's march, Bon Voyage. (60 MB mpg format)

View photos of the bandshell during the renovation process.

View concert photos from previous seasons
Concert Archive


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
2016 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 the 2012 June 24 concert.

Walking Frog excerpt 1 - Walking Frog excerpt 2

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