The Karl L. King Municipal Band
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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:
Genral manager T. H. Hoefing and
the board of the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge announced that
the band will cancel the remainder of the band's scheduled concerts during
the month of July. The board had originally suspended the first
four concerts during June as part of the summer season held at the Karl
L. King Band Shell in Oleson Park. These newly cancelled dates
now include the Sunday evenings of July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26.
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. 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."
This cancellation of summer
concerts follows what Municipal Bands in Ames, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids,
Sioux City, Storm Lake, Boone and numerous other town and cities in Iowa
have already done.
The next scheduled appearance by the Band will hopefully
be for the annual Karl L. King Birthday Concert in February.
Any further announcements and updates will be provided to local area media
outlets when they become available. Persons can also check on the
bandís facebook page. Announcements will also be made
on this website or on the bandís Facebook page (see link above).
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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