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1920s KLK Band - click to enlarge
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This posed photo of the Karl King Band is from the 1920s.

Percussion Section - click to enlarge

Percussion Section (ca. 1920s)

This photo of the Karl King Band percussion section was taken in the upstairs band hall.  It appeared in several trade magazines in the early 1920s.  Pictured from left are Walt Engelbart, Chuck Coffee, Karl King, and E.E. Hummy Holmquist.

Union Hall - click to enlarge
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Formal Dinner in the Union Hall (ca. late 1920s)

The second floor of Beecher's old harness shop on South 6th Street was used as the Union Hall as well as the rehearsal hall and hangout for the Karl King Band.  The standard farewell statement when leaving the band hall was, Last one out kindly close windows! It is visible in this photo, written on the chaulk board at the right. In the photo above, Walt Engelbart is seated at the left end of the table.  By this time the third generation of Pray men is performing with Fort Dodge bands.  Lou Pray and his son, Carl (Tim) Pray, are seated first and second from left on the far side of the table.  The second and third men on the near side of the table are Cy Tremain and C.L. Mattice.  Karl King is visible (10th from left with glasses and moustache) just to the right of center on the far side of the table.

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This picture was taken during an intermission of a band concert by the Minneapolis Municipal Park Band at Lake Harriet, under the direction of Michael M. Jalma, one evening when A. Austin Harding and Karl L. King were guest conductors.  In the picture from the left: Curtis Crippen, manager of the Minnesota University Band of 1929; David Westlund, vice president of the Minnesota University Band; Michael M. Jalma; Karl L. King; A. Austin Harding, bandmaster of the University of Illinois Band; Meyer L. Lefkowitz, manager of the Minnesota University band of 1930 and manager of the Minneapolis Municipal Park band of 1929; Michael Fadell, KSTP publicity director and manager of the Minnesota University Band of 1928.

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The Karl King Band in the 1930s

1930 roster:
Flute - Joe Kautzky, Lon Leach
Clarinet - F. A. Zalesky, S. Spotvold, H. Spotvold, Frank Krske, Douglas Hatton, Walter Ives, Jacob Pinsker, W. J. Brabbit, Louis Namen
Saxophone - Charles Coffee, Carl Pray, C. T. Grant
Cornet - Ragner Johnson, W. L. Engelbart, Howard Botts, J. L. Magennis, John Kraska, Stanley Beers
French Horn - Conrad Claussen, Jack Donahoe, C. H. Habenicht, Harold Bassett
Trombone - L. W. Crews, Robert Forbes, E. Gus Yoder, Paul Price
Euphonium - Frank Isaacson
Bass - Harold Koch, A. H. Hanson, Ed Wosky
Percussion section - E. H. Holmquist, bass, C. L. Mattice, snare, Frank Price, tympanist
       This band is a professional A.F.M. organization, supported by the city of Fort Dodge through the Iowa Band law and plays both winter and summer concerts in Fort Dodge with the exception of a few weeks each fall and when the band makes a tour of fairs and expositions through the middle west. Under the direction of Mr. King an the able management of Walter L. Engelbart the organization has become wone of the best known and most active bands in the country and is an excellent example of what can be accomplished by a good band with the assistance of municipal support under a good band law.
Fort Dodge Messenger and Chronicle, May 6, 1930

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News article by G. W. Tremain (Cy), King Band publicity chairman

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