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Turning down the volume on a loud discussion

Turning down the volume on a loud discussion

by Dan Potter

It was the hot topic of January's Drum Corps International annual business meetings and rules congress: A rules change proposal that would have put limits on the amplification of horn lines. While the rules change itself was voted down, the discussion it sparked will echo in stadiums for years to come. Dan Potter "amplifies" some of what was said by the activity's top directors, designers and instructors in this edition of DCI's Field Pass podcast.

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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.

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