More than 550 people logged on Friday, Jan. 26 for the inaugural Field Pass Live Internet broadcast presented by Veteran Drum Corps International announcer Dan Potter began the debut webcast with an interview of DCI Hall of Fame member Gene Monterastelli on the 2007 DCI rules proposals being discussed by corps directors and staff members, before being voted on by the DCI Board of Directors on Sunday, Jan. 28. Potter and Monterastelli answered several questions submitted online by drum corps fans relating to the rules proposals and procedural issues.

Dan Potter interviews DCI Hall of Famer Gene Monterastelli.

Dan Acheson, Executive Director and CEO of Drum Corps International, was next up in the hot seat, interviewing with Potter before a live studio audience assembled in the Georgia Prefunction Area of the Sheraton Downtown Atlanta.   Acheson presented highlights from his "State of the Activity" presentation which he shared with Drum Corps International's Tour Event Partners earlier this evening. Acheson also fielded questions submitted online by drum corps fans.

"From a makeshift studio in the basement of the Sheraton hotel in downtown Atlanta, we were able to connect with drum corps fans around the world in a whole new way. Undoubtedly this will be the first of many new opportunities for Drum Corps International and Field Pass TV," said Potter. will present three more broadcasts this weekend. Fans can tune in tomorrow for the DCI Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 12:30 p.m. ET and again at 8 p.m. ET when Dan Potter will recap the day's activities.