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
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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first concert of the 2017 Winter season of the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge was held
Sunday afternoon, February 19.
The second in a series of
three indoor concerts by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge
will be held on Sunday afternoon, March 12, in the Decker Auditorium on
the campus of Iowa Central Community College. There is no admission
charge, since these concerts are provided free of charge to everyone by
the City of Fort Dodge. Conductor of the band is Jerrold P.
This concert, which will begin at 3:30 p.m., is the
band’s traditional Irish Concert in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 – Scholarship Concert, ICCC
Focus on Kosovo
All concerts start at 3:30 pm in the Decker Auditorium
on the Iowa Central campus
Click to see the King Band's appearance at the 2015 IBA State
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
The Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
has included the Karl King Bandshell in a list of Iowa's most significant
structures. Iowa Public Television has
produced and aired a 40 minute excerpt from its 2 hour documentary featuring
those structures, entitled A
Century of Iowa Architecture. The entire documentary was
shown in the spring of 2005.