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Culture shift sharpens focus on participant safety
Carolina Crown drum major Elayna YoungsonPhoto by: Drum Corps International

Culture shift sharpens focus on participant safety

by Dan Potter

The #MeToo movement has affected businesses and organizations of all sorts around the world, and Drum Corps International is no exception. In today’s Field Pass podcast, Dan Potter talks with DCI board member Kathy Black on the efforts of the Women in DCI committee and Carolina Crown drum major Elayna Youngson on her recently-published essay addressing #MeToo in drum corps as a microcosm of society. Potter is also joined by DCI executive director and CEO Dan Acheson who talks about a major reset in the wake of recent events and what is developing into a positive culture shift for all activities and programs within the DCI community.

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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.