Field Pass: Stepping up to the podium
Pacific Crest Drum Major Mark Kveton
Sometimes life forces us to take on leadership roles earlier than we anticipated. As Dan Potter finds out in today's Field Pass presented by Zildjian, one DCI drum major finds himself on the front podium sooner than he expected after an off-season tragedy.
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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 “OKFoodie,” a cooking show in Tulsa, Okla.