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Allentown is a drum corps memory maker
Members of the Mandarins give the FREE Players a pep-talk prior to the drum corps taking the field in Allentown, Pennsylvania last Saturday.Photo by: Drum Corps International

Allentown is a drum corps memory maker

by Dan Potter

Allentown is a drum corps memory maker. For many fans at last Friday night's DCI Eastern Classic, one special memory came from a corps who most had never heard of. In today's Field Pass presented by Zildjian, we meet the FREE Players, a special needs drum corps from Old Bethpage, New York.



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Dan Potter has been hooked on drum corps and competitive marching band for more than 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," the official podcast of Marching Music's Major League™.

Drum Major of the Geneseo Knights Drum and Bugle Corps from 1979-1981, Dan was also on the staff of the Glassmen and has taught or consulted high school marching bands in Indiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

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 with Dan Potter" in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as the host of the cooking show, “OKFoodie.”