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!
Traditions: Preserving drum corps history
Drum corps' unique legacy of "stuff" — artifacts, collectibles, old uniforms, pictures, publications, and more. There's a whole cadre of people working behind the scenes to preserve DCI's storied history, and a significant collection is currently being prepared to display as part of the 2022 DCI World Championships in Indianapolis. Featuring special guests Sue Kuehnhold, Steve Vickers, Blake Crenshaw and Bill Ives.
Traditions: DCI on TV, Pt 2
Dan Potter delves even deeper into the storied history of the DCI World Championships on television, including some of the most memorable lines ever delivered on the airwaves, "like taking a bath in chocolate." With special guests Steve Rondinaro, Dennis DeLucia, Michael Cesario and Tom Blair.
Traditions: DCI on TV, Pt 1
Dan Potter returns for the summer of 2022 with a special-edition series of the Field Pass podcast. "Traditions" celebrates 50 years of Drum Corps International, Episode 1 exploring the storied history of the DCI World Championships on television. Featuring guests Steve Rondinaro, Dennis DeLucia, Michael Cesario and Tom Blair.
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.
As if there were a way to love DCI even more??
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.
Official DCI Media
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.