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King Band wraps up season April 3

The third and final concert for the 2016 indoor season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held on Sunday afternoon, April 3, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. Admission is free.

The concert serves a two-fold purpose. The first is the presentation of the Karl L. King scholarships. Several students will audition during the day and the winners will be announced during the afternoon concert. These winners will be recognized with $500 scholarships to Iowa Central Community College or a $1,000 scholarship to any four-year Iowa college or university.

The awards are derived from the King Band Scholarship fund, along with gifts made by Dr. Greg and Joan Olson in memory of his parents and his wife’s parents, and gifts from Peggy and the late Tom Dowd.

All of the students who audition will be invited to join in playing a selection with the Band during the concert, and the major scholarship recipient will perform their award-winning solo.

The second feature of the April concert coincides with the Iowa Central Community College Focus International Festival series. This year, the college has chosen the seven Central American countries for its cultural emphasis, and the selections on this program reflect that heritage in music.

Looking ahead, the next performance by the Karl King Municipal Band will be at the traditional Memorial Day ceremonies on May 30.

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