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“I have interviewed Fran Kick live on stadium jumbotrons and live webcasts. His answers are concise, easy to understand and fun.”

Dan Potter, Edward R. Murrow National Award-Winning News Broadcaster

Break Ranks!

A podcast by Dan Potter

Opportunity: Originally created and produced by Dan Potter, Break Ranks! was a season-long podcast for the marching band activity launched in 2005 with Bands of America.

Results: Fran Kick wrote and recorded six segments for Dan to use during this weekly podcast.

Dan Potter, Break Ranks! Producer
Host of KRMG Morning News, Tulsa, OK
Fran's contributions to Bands of America's "Break Ranks" podcast have been, above all, useful to the student listener. He gives real-life, actionable advice that student leaders can employ that day to make their band programs better. I've had the pleasure of knowing and watching Fran Kick work with the world leaders of tomorrow for almost three decades now and, as a broadcaster and lifelong marching music fan, I eagerly and enthusiastically endorse his work!Dan Potter

Listen to all six segments (12:12)

What to do when the performer next to you just doesn’t care? (3:24)

Playing with control vs. playing with emotion (2:44)

Learning week to week – the real competition! (1:57)

Making sure you know what you’re doing! (1:53)

Acknowledging others means more than just applauding (1:56)

Getting ready for the BIG show! (2:02)


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