Dann Petersen


2016 marks Dann’s 28th consecutive year in the drum and bugle corps activity. He marched 3 years with the Madison Junior Scouts prior to 6 years with the Madison Scouts.

10960133_10153047233338608_4426622170474709626_oSince aging out in 1997, Dann has been an instructor for the Scouts and Southwind as well as numerous marching bands, winter guards and winter drum lines throughout the United States and Great Britain.

A world traveler, Dann has visited numerous countries in five continents. He earned a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Oregon.

Serving as corps director is his full time occupation. In 2007 he moved back to his hometown of Madison Wisconsin where he lives with his wife Mindy and two sons Merritt & Sorren.