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Karl King's 80th Birthday Concert on February 21, 1971

Front row from left: Reginald Schive, Robert Lake, Salvatore Torry Antimuro, Phyllis Phillips, Ardella Hein, W.B. Bill Green, Jan Altemeier, ???, Susan Crosby Ashenfelter?, Roger Chrysler, John Erickson

Second row: Jim Inman, Kathy Lake, Lee McGinnis, Mary Ann Pingel, Harold Nelson, Ken Carlson, Keigh Baessler, Jerrold Jimmerson, Keith Altemeier, Tom Hlubek, Jeff Fletcher, Bill Hayes, ???, Duane Olson, Eric Thorson, Virgil Jones, Russ Thorson, Tom Kruse

Back row: Ross Leeper, Jim Witcraft, Arnold Bode, Barger Frank, Dick Johnson, Ralph Drollinger, Gerald Huffman, Roger Anderson, Duane Anderson, Ken Gleason, Winford Winnie Egli, Dick Goettsch, John Groethe, Dean Olson

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A number of dignitaries will pay honor to Dr. Karl L. King by attending and, in some cases, participating in Sunday's band concert to be held at 3 p.m. in North Junior High School auditorium.  The concert will mark King's 80th birthday, the start of his 51st year as conductor of the Fort Dodge Municipal Band, and his acceptance of the Edwin Franko Goldman award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of school bands.

Robert Dean, Spencer, past president of the American School Band Director's Association and a member of the Goldman Award committee, will make the presentation.  Also present will be Ardeen Foss, Sioux Falls, S.D., currently president of the American School Band Directors Association.  The bandmaster of the University of Illinois, Harry Belgian, has chartered a university plane in order to attend the concert.  He will be accompanied by Dr. Mark Foutch of the university faculty, who has accepted an invitation by King to play in Sunday's concert.  The invitation was offered after King learned that Dr. Foutch played baritone.

State Sen. Joseph Coleman, D.-Clare, will attend, as will a former band leader at Fort Dodge Senior High School, Walter Lake, now teaching in Minneapolis.  Sen. Coleman will present a copy of the joint House-Senate resolution adopted Thursday honoring Karl King "whose creativity has given the world of band music a rich heritage that has touched the lives of all of us."  It was Sen. Coleman who prepared and introduced the resolution in the legislature.

Featured as trombone soloist will be Dean Olson, a 1948 graduate of Fort Dodge High School.  After his graduation from Iowa Central Community College (then Fort Dodge Junior College), Olson graduated from the University of Northern Iowa.  He is now orchestra director at Edina-Morningside, Minn.

Fort Dodge Messenger and Chronicle, Friday, February 19, 1971
Goldmand Award presentation - click to enlarge

left to right: Ardeen Foss, Karl King, Robert Dean, John Erickson

During his 80th Birthday Concert, Karl King was brought forward for the presentation of the Edwin Franco Goldman Award by Robert Dean, member of the Goldman Award committee, and past president of the American School Band Directors Association.

Hear the complete presentation ceremony
(mp3 format - 14 mb)

This recording is from a taped interview of Carl Pray, who is heard making a few introductory remarks.  That evening's performance of The Goldman Band by Karl King and his band are included on this recording.  Karl King's voice is heard briefly twice.  Actual recordings of his voice are extremely rare (only two are known to exist). 

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