Online Photo Archive - Page 49

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Although the band had ceased playing the fair circuit by the 1970s, it did receive what was perhaps its greatest musical opportunity when, under Green's direction, it was selected to represent the state of Iowa at the bicentennial celebration in Washington D.C.

The band presented several concerts, including one on the capital steps.

Iowa Delegation on Capitol Steps - click to enlarge
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The Karl King Band and the Fort Dodge Glee Club
posing on the Capitol steps with Governor Robert Ray
color photo of same group

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There were also performances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
where they performed to a capacity audience and received a standing ovation.

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