The Cavaliers' 2018 show, "On Madness and Creativity," was inspired by the stories of composer Maurice Ravel and painter Anne Adams, both of whom were thought to suffer with the degenerative brain disease progressive aphasia. One of the early symptoms of the disease is a flood of creativity. In this Field Pass podcast, Dan Potter finds out how one song held the final key to completing The Cavaliers' production and why the corps' artistic director Danny Wiles thinks this year's top six corps could be the best top six ever.
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.