Fort Dodge Community School District

FDMS Musicians Selected to Karl King Honor Bands

January 30, 2014

 January 30, 2014, Fort Dodge, IA-  Eight Fort Dodge Middle School students were selected as members of the 2014 Karl King Honor Bands.  The groups performed January 18.

Both the 6th and 7th grade honor bands consisted of 110 members.  Students were nominated by their directors and selected by a committee from the hosting school.  Students received their music in December to practice and learn on their own during band lessons.  The honor bands spent only four and half hours practicing as full bands on the concert day.

“The honor band experience is valuable for our students because it provides a non-competitive experience with students from other schools,” said Tara Smith, middle school band instructor.  “They learn that with hard work and focus a lot can be accomplished in a short amount of time.  I was proud of how our kids performed!”

Students representing Fort Dodge Middle School were:

6th Graders  

Beth Jondle - flute

Taylor Smith - clarinet

Jonathon Madden - baritone

7th Graders

Kayla Smith – clarinet

Ben Gardner – bassoon

Kacee Gollob – trumpet

Keziah Henkelman – trombone

Austin Andrews - tuba


The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to encourage and assist each individual to achieve his/her level of educational excellence. For more information about the Fort Dodge Community Schools visit or call 515.576.1161.  Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.






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