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Blue Stars framing and finishing 2018 production
Members of the Blue Stars perform during their season-opening event in Detroit on June 21.Photo by: E. De Stefano, DCI.org

Blue Stars framing and finishing 2018 production

by Dan Potter

The Blue Stars are hard at work, framing and finishing their 2018 production, "The Once and Future Carpenter." Dan Potter found out, it's a show that reboots the music of The Carpenters, merging it with the contemporary compositions of John Alden Carpenter, and mixing in the soundscape of a carpenter's workshop.

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Dan PotterDan Potter has been hooked on drum corps and competitive marching band for almost 40 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, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Dan is the host of the "KRMG Morning News with Dan Potter" in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He has been a news anchor, radio personality and manager of newsrooms for 35 years. He is the recipient of numerous broadcast journalism awards including the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award for Medium Market Personality of the Year. He's also won the prestigious Radio-Television News Directors Association's Edward R. Murrow award for best radio newscast in the U.S. (2000) and the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism (2004). In fact, he's the only American radio journalist ever to win all three of those awards.