Hosted by award-winning radio personality Dan Potter, Drum Corps International’s official Field Pass podcast gives you an inside look at Marching Music’s Major League; from the parking lot, to the stadium tunnel to the 50-yard line!
11. Finding Drum Corps: The Hidden Heroes
Volunteers don’t get paid not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. On this episode, host Keith Kelly finds out more about these priceless pillars of the activity—What drives them to give so much of themselves, what brings them back every year, and the voluntary history of this entire activity. This week we’re paying tribute to the volunteers, the hidden heroes of drum corps.
Special guests include: Natalie Steele, Tim Hinton, Bob Jacobs, Pat Seidling, and co-producer Mallory Anderson.
10. Finding Drum Corps: Enter the Pit
This week on Finding Drum Corps, we're visiting a part of the ensemble that host Keith Kelly is not the only newcomer to, as we learn about the enigmatic and the mysterious front ensemble. This week, we enter the pit.
9. Finding Drum Corps: The Celebration Tour
In 2020 the marching arts world adopted the phrase, “March On,” and in 2021 DCI and its corps will do just that. This year Drum Corps International will present the DCI Celebration Tour with corps designing unique performances for this noncompetitive year.
In this episode we look at the challenges facing the performers and corps—What does a noncompetitive season even look like? And most importantly, what are we looking forward to seeing on the field in 2021?
After a year of no live drum corps, it’s time to celebrate the past, present and future of Marching Music’s Major League.
Special guests include: Chris Holland, Geneva Le, Joshua Hecht, Dan Potter, Michael Cesario, Paul Doop, Rick Brown, Tim Hinton and Mallory Anderson.
8. Finding Drum Corps: March On
With drum corps set to return to the field this summer for the DCI Celebration Tour, Keith returns to the microphone for this long-awaited eighth episode that explores how 2020 has impacted the drum corps activity, how it moved things online, and how the ingenuity and talent of this community will ensure that members and fans will have spectacular shows to look forward to in 2021 and beyond.
Special guests include: DCI CEO Dan Acheson, River City Rhythm executive director Bojan Hoover, Crossmen CEO Natalie Steele, Bluecoats CEO Mike Scott, and Ben Schroeder, director of Varsity Performing Arts Training Education and Events at Varsity Spirit.
7. Finding Drum Corps: Finals
The drum corps season is a crescendo that ends in a truly magnificent display of talent and skill each August. It's DCI Finals Week, and Keith Kelly turns his gaze to Lucas Oil Stadium to explore the season-ending events of each DCI Summer Tour.
Special guests include: Santa Clara Vanguard brass caption head Nark Nichols, Bluecoats drum major Peyton Grunzke, Blue Devils brass arranger John Meehan, DCI CEO Dan Acheson, DCI Judge Administrator John Phillips, Old Bridge Elementary Drumline director Colin Bell, Crossmen drum major Lydia Marshall, and former Blue Knights member and Finding Drum Corps co-producer Mallory Anderson.
6. Finding Drum Corps: The "I" in DCI
In Episode 6 of Finding Drum Corps, Keith explores the drum corps activity as it exists outside of the United States and how ensembles around the world are inspired by DCI and its corps.
Special guests include: Chair of Marching & Performing Arts UK Alan Thompson, Inbhear Mór Performance Ensemble director Oisiin Molloy, Brazilian band director Leandro Pascui, Calgary Stampede manager of bands Ryan Hancock, Jubal director Hans Kloppert, Beeches Performance Ensemble director Andrew Dallison, DCI senior director of global business development John DeNovi, and former Blue Knights member and Finding Drum Corps co-producer Mallory Anderson.
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Thanks for this amazing and super ‘niche’ yet essential look into the DCI activity. For a super fan already itching to share my own story, it is awesome to hear some really interesting voices tell their history. Keep it up. I miss DCI live so much, but will enjoy these deep dives while we can!
These discussions have given me so much insight into show design and I’m excited to see the shows again with increased understanding.
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Love Dan and his takes, but bowing to the official party line of DCI only gets you so far. It’s like the drum corps version of Chinese food: you like it well enough, but ten minutes later you’re hungry again.