2015 Govenaires Open House

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govenaires_100x100If you’re looking for the most fun and flexible marching experience in Minnesota, come to the Govenaires Open House on January 17 and 18.

The weekend rehearsals will take place in St. Peter, Minnesota, starting with a 9:30 a.m. registration on Saturday at St. Peter High School (100 Lincoln Dr. St Peter, MN 56082).

The Govenaires are an all-age marching music ensemble that performs in parades and field shows during the summer. We offer flexible scheduling, inexpensive dues, and a fun atmosphere.

As part of the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) circuit, the Govenaires are ten-time finalists and three-time champions in Class A (2006, 2009 and 2011). Despite its competitive success, the corps takes pride in its unique brand of performance. Entertaining audiences has always been paramount to the Govenaires.

The season leads up to the DCA Championships, which take place Labor Day weekend in Rochester, New York.

Times, Locations, and General Information

  • Saturday, January 17th
    • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (brass and colorguard)
    • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (percussion)
  • Sunday, January 18th
    • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (all sections)
  • Brass and percussion rehearse at St. Peter High School both days
  • Color guard rehearsal location TBA (check govenaires.org or facebook.com/govenaires for updates, or contact pc [at] govenaires [dot] org for any other questions)
  • $20 registration fee

Administration, Design, and Instructional Staff

Corps Director: Sandee Conlin
Corps Manager: John Mayer
Program Coordinator and Music Arranger: Bobby Bonslater
Brass Arranger: Dennis Argul
Battery Arranger: Nick Edwards
Front Ensemble Arrangers: Bobby Bonslater, Isaac Sobczak
Drill Design: Andy Falvey
Colorguard Design: Molly Norton
Brass Caption Head: Bobby Bonslater
Brass Instructors: Josh Forbord, Wesley Ford
Percussion Caption Head: Nick Edwards
Battery Instructor: Jack Donovan
Front Ensemble Instructor: Isaac Sobczak
Music Consultant: Michael Thursby
Colorguard Co-Caption Heads: Molly Norton, Ruth Boehme
Movement Instructor: Carla Bode
Design and Color Guard Consultant: Rob Thomas
Design and Color Guard Consultant: Jeffrey Peterson

For more information, contact us at www.govenaires.org or facebook.com/govenaires.

Posted by on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014. Filed under DCA News, FrontPage Feature.