The Karl L. King Municipal
Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa
This page is available as KarlKingBand.org
King Band is the municipal band for Fort Dodge, Iowa. This ensemble
has historically provided a summer concert series in the Karl King Bandshell
Oleson 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,
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The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge is
seen during a practice session before taking the stage. - - - - - - - -
The previous Winter and Summer
Concert Series May be viewed in our Concert
View a video of the band performing
Karl King's march, Bon
Voyage. (60 MB mpg format)
of the bandshell during the renovation process.
Dr. Mike Golemo of Iowa State
University has been several times the guest conductor.
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 Open House
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.