Field Pass: Need to Know: Drum Corps at the Movies on Monday
Last year's top eight corps will premiere their 2011 productions this weekend in a historic first for drum corps: Two nights of head-to-head match-ups at the start of the season where anything is possible. Even the order of performance will get flipped on its head. And all of it will be captured as it unfolds by hi-def cameras broadcasting to more than 400 movie theaters across the country the very next night.
As we hear in today's Field Pass presented by Zildjian, it's not only the corps who might be feeling a little anxious about the opening weekend. The pressure is on the broadcast team too. Director Tom Blair and co-host Steve Rondinaro tell Dan Potter what they’ve got in store for Monday’s 2011 Tour Premiere cinema broadcast, and more about how you can attend this first-ever event.
Learn more about this cinema event and find a theater in your area.
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Dan Potter has been hooked on drum corps and competitive marching band for 30 years. He is the announcer for many Drum Corps International and marching band shows nationwide and is the host of DCI's "Field Pass" podcast which covers the best in marching music.
Drum major of the Geneseo Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 1979-1981, Dan has experience on the staff of the Glassmen and has taught or consulted high school marching bands in Indiana and Texas.
Dan has been a news anchor, radio personality and manager of newsrooms for 30 years. He is the recipient of numerous broadcast journalism awards including the prestigious Radio-Television News Directors Association’s Edward R. Murrow award for best radio newscast in the U.S. and the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Dan is the host of the "KRMG Morning News" in Tulsa, Okla., and cooking show “OKFoodie.”