With drum corps traveling tens of thousands of miles every summer, competing groups utilize a wide variety of vehicles in their fleets to get their teams of corps members, instructors, support staff and volunteers down the road. In today’s Field Pass presented by Zildjian, Dan Potter gets a tour aboard the Bluecoats’ sleeper coach, affectionately named the “Ghost Pig.” Plus, Dan checks in with motivational speaker Fran Kick, who is giving students the opportunity to get down on the field at select DCI Tour events this summer to put leadership into action.
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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.”