That Dan Band Show
“That Dan Band Show” is a podcast that covers all areas of the marching arts, or what many refer to simply as “band.” Dan sits down with designers, teachers, judges, and members to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the band world.
Performing Arts
That Dan Band Show, Ep. 25: Masters of the Summ...
On today's episode, Dan discusses the scores from the past 3 major DCI events as the corps make their final push into 2022 World Championships.
55 min
DCI San Antonio and the Push Toward Finals
Recapping the Southwestern Championship & Pushing Towards Finals
45 min
Scores and Recaps and Rankings... Oh My!
Dan chats about the DCI competitive narrative up to this point, and discusses Crown's 2022 season with Rick Subel, Artistic Director of Carolina Crown
70 min
DCI 2022 Preview
Dan spends this episode taking a look at some early season content, discussing the first shows, and providing his reactions and early season projections.
53 min
The Tim Fairbanks Episode
With the WGI Advisory Board meetings approaching, Dan sits down with WGI Vice President, Steering Committee Member, and Director and Visual Designer of Rhythm X, Tim Fairbanks.
108 min
WGI Percussion 2022 Recap with Ivan Fees
Dan sits down with Graphic Designer Ivan Fees to catch up on the first WGI Percussion finals in 3 years, how the competition shook out, and where the activity appears to be headed.
121 min
Chopping it up with Josh Brickey
Josh Brickey, Battery Coordinator of Rhythm X and Percussion Caption Head of the Cavaliers, joins Dan to catch up on how the 2022 WGI season is going, what current trends are going on in the marching percussion world, and Josh's secret to consistently...
130 min
Growing into Percussion with Jessica Williams
Dan is joined by Jessica Williams, Instructor of Percussion at Alabama State University. They discuss her evolution from a young pianist to a professional percussionist, how she found a passion for the steelpan, and how she's successfully maneuvered...
65 min
It's Not a Xylophone with Drew Tucker
Freelance percussion educator and performer Drew Tucker finally demystifies the age-old question: is a vibraphone a xylophone? Just's not. But he does talk about his growth from marching arts member to professional musician, his opinions...
90 min
Uncovering the Ins-and-Outs of College Recruiti...
Eric Lake is the Senior Customer Success Manager at CaptainU. He and Dan discuss the mechanics of college recruiting and uncover what the performing arts can learn from athletic recruiting.
56 min
Perspectives on Judging and Teaching with Omar ...
Omar Carmenates is a highly regarded judge, teacher, and designer in the marching percussion world. He currently serves as the Associate Professor of Percussion at Furman University. Dan and Omar sit down to discuss contemporary perspectives on...
86 min
Approaches to Sound Design and Thinking Bigger ...
Dan and marching arts sound designer Bryson Teel sit down to discuss the primacy of sound design, how marching arts design can reach a broader audience, and where the marching arts are headed as we enter into the new year.
83 min
10 Years Later: Sitting Down with the Section L...
Dan is joined by Russel Wharton and Jack Holway, bass and quad section leaders of the Cavaliers 2011 drumline. The guys discuss their time marching the corps, what it takes to push a section to the highest caliber, and their perspective on where the...
113 min
The Lifecycle of a Percussion Legend
Tom Aungst is a member of the Cadets, Drum Corps International, World Drum Corps, and Winter Guard International Hall of Fame. His work is best known from the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and Dartmouth High School, where he has amassed countless gold...
125 min
Starting Your Own Company and Becoming Solution...
Dan sits down with Mark Perrett, Co-Founder of Gridbook Percussion, a percussion education and content production company. They discuss growing through setbacks, how Mark learned new skills on the job, and why Gridbook Percussion is a necessary...
131 min
Preparation, Competence, and Diversity in the O...
Alana Wiesing, principal timpanist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, sits down with Dan to discuss her methods for preparing for high stakes auditions, how she broke through a majority male industry, and her work as the President for the Network for...
67 min
Breaking Down Walls through Movement with Vince...
Dan hangs out with Vincent Thomas, dance professor at Towson University and choreographer in the marching arts. They discuss the impact of dance on everyday life and Vincent's work in masculinity and movement.
65 min
Development, Flexibility, Learning through Expe...
Matt Penland, percussionist for the US Air Force Band and instructor/arranger for many world class percussion ensembles, joins Dan to discuss his process developing himself as a player, how he learned to adapt to new concepts, and his experiences in...
89 min
Navigating the High School to College Recruitin...
That Dan Band Show Producer and CaptainU Sales Director Pete Davidson joins Dan to talk about their experiences choosing the right college, what kind of resources are out there for high school students, and some of the ways CaptainU Recruiting is...
59 min
From Passion to Profession in the Percussion In...
Freelance percussionist Kaylie Brooke joins Dan to discuss her journey through percussion education, how she turned her passion for performance into a job, and the ways different percussion idioms can learn from one another.
71 min
Media and the Marching Arts in 2021
Dan is joined by media wizzes Travis Wade and Michelle Morales to talk about the importance of content creation, marketing and branding within the marching space, and how small organizations can build a solid media team within their means. 
79 min
Building a Brand with Matt Verburg
Matt Verburg, founder of Lot Riot apparel, joins Dan to discuss the culture of the marching arts, building a small business within a niche activity, and the current state of creativity within the band world.
84 min
Fitness and Movement with Samia Mooney
Samia Mooney, Movement Supervisor of the Bluecoats and Dance Director of Avon High School, joins Dan to discuss the relationship between fitness and movement and how top groups create a cohesive visual approach across all performers. 
46 min
Asking Why? with Cameron Halls
Dan hangs out with Cameron Halls, former Blue Devils & Carolina Crown snare drummer turned Battery Instructor for the Madison Scouts and Percussion Director for Bellbrook High School. Cam and & Dan discuss the contrasting approaches between various...
92 min
Artistry, Inspiration, and Creating an Authenti...
Dan sits down with Mike Jackson, designer/composer for Broken City Percussion and WGI Hall of Famer. They discuss whether marching percussion is art or competition (it's both!), the culture Mike creates at Broken City, and where Mike draws his...
94 min