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Boston Crusaders look to continue their climb
Boston Crusaders perform June 21 at Ford Field in Detroit. Photo by: Drum Corps International

Boston Crusaders look to continue their climb

by Dan Potter

After jumping from a 12th-place finish at the DCI World Championship Finals in 2016 to sixth place in 2017, a lot of drum corps fans are closely watching the Boston Crusaders this summer to see if they can continue their climb. Dan Potter visited the Crusaders as they prepared for the DCI Tour Premiere in Detroit to find out about this year's corps and its 2018 production "S.O.S."

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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.