As the entire drum corps community gets ready to celebrate the New Year and looks ahead to the summer of 2014, this week, Drum Corps International recaps some of the highlights of 2013, today with the most listened to episodes of DCI's "Field Pass" podcast.

Host Dan Potter brought fans close to the action in and around stadiums across the country in 2013, with a variety of in-depth episodes that included interviews with corps members, directors, Hall of Famers and more.

View a list of all "Field Pass" episodes from 2013.

1. Leveling up in drum corps conducting

Wednesday, July 24, 2013: DCI drum majors are chosen for their positions based primarily on their leadership and character, not on their ability to conduct. But, that is not to say that conducting isn't important.

In today's Field Pass presented by Zildjian, DCI's Dan Potter talks with a performer who has taken the skill of conducting a drum corps to a new level this year—Phantom Regiment's Dean Patterson.

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2. Season preview with DCI Artistic Director Michael Cesario

Wednesday, June 26, 2013: In the latest "Field Pass" podcast presented by Ziljdian, host Dan Potter has an in-depth discussion with DCI Artistic Director Michael Cesario detailing what all of this year's World Class corps are putting on the field as their 2013 competitive productions.

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3. Introducing DCI's newest World Class corps

Friday, June 14, 2013: Oregon Crusaders are making the leap from Open Class to World Class competition this summer. In today's Field Pass presented by Zildjian, Oregon Crusaders Director Mike Quillen talks about the challenges and the rewards of the move.

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4. Blue Devils firsts

Friday, July 26, 2013: The Blue Devils are marking a couple of cultural firsts this summer; the Blue Devils A corps' first African-American head drum major and its first female center snare drummer. Dan Potter talks with both of them in today's edition of the "Field Pass" presented by Zildjian.

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5. On the road with Carolina Crown

Thursday, June 20, 2013: The 2013 Drum Corps International Tour is underway! Among the first corps to step off at the Southwest Corps Connection in Mesa, Ariz. this week was Carolina Crown.

In today's "Field Pass" presented by Zildjian, Dan Potter takes us to one of Crown's rehearsal stops on the road to the West Coast and chats with Crown's executive director Jim Coates.

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