High School Concert Band provided a solid musical foundation for 3 founding members of "RATLER".

But what career prospects would 3 horn players have after High School?

  Dan Boddicker had already formed "The Broken Bottle Band" and persued writing his own original material. Mitch Smith played sax, Dan on piano, Glenn Shepard on Drums and Jeff Tippy on guitar.   Meanwhile, Kevin Simnacher and Steve Anderson had played a couple of wedding dances with Jeff Winsor on drums and Jeff Fleming on guitar.They called themselves "Atlantis" and played rock covers.  
  In Spring of 1978, both bands competed in a local talent show, and after witnessing Dan's commanding stage presence and confidence, he was asked to join "Atlantis". The world would never again be the same!  

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