Govenaires Finish February Strong, Have Limited Openings

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govenaires_100x100Even though the outdoor temperatures in Minnesota remained sub-freezing on Feb. 21 and 22, the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps’ 2015 season continued to heat up throughout the weekend.

A solid core of returning veterans – combined with a large contingent of new members – rehearsed segments from their upcoming summer field show, to be announced soon.

After the Saturday rehearsal, the members and staff got to hit the lanes with Govenaires alumni at King Pins bowling alley in St. Peter. The first annual Meet the Alumni bowling night was a resounding success, with Govies past and present taking over the local alley.

If you’re looking to join a marching ensemble that works hard and plays hard, there are still some open spots with the Govenaires. Remaining membership openings include:

  • 1 trumpet
  • 1 mellophone
  • 2 baritone
  • 1 marimba
  • 1 timpani
  • Limited color guard (experience with rifle, saber, or flag is encouraged but not required)


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.

Our next event is one you won’t want to miss: the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17. The parade runs through downtown St. Peter, starting at 4 p.m. This is a one-of-kind performance opportunity that’s open to anyone interested in being a “Govie for a day.”

The parade is followed by the third rehearsal weekend of the season. See below for details …

March Rehearsal Information

  • Saturday, March 21st
    • 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (brass and colorguard)
    • 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. (percussion)
  • Sunday, March 22nd
    • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (all sections)
  • Rehearsal locations TBA … check for updates

$20 registration fee for first-time attendees

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). Besides competitive success, the corps takes pride in its unique brand of performance. Entertaining audiences has always been paramount to the Govenaires.

The 2015 season leads up to the DCA Championships, which take place Labor Day weekend in Rochester, New York.

For more information on how to join or support the Govenaires, contact us at or

Posted by on Thursday, February 26th, 2015. Filed under DCA News, FrontPage Feature.