Big Govie-ment

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    Been at it since 1927
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  1. We've been hard at work this winter. Here's a sneak-peak of our 2018 production. P.S. If you're interested in becoming a member or just want to stop by and help out, you can register here. Our next rehearsals are ... - Sunday, Jan. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 11 - Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25
  2. practice sites

    The Govenaires will return to the beautiful field next to the Al Sigl Center - Elmwood Campus (1000 Elmwood Ave).
  3. Govenaires Announce 2017 Show

    Just to make it official: we will compete in DCA Class A this year.
  4. Govenaires Announce Show for 2017 Season … Uncharted: A Lost Relic Deep in a hostile forest, near the legendary ruins of a lost city, an expedition finds a mysterious object. Great excitement and wonder comes with discovery of the unexpected relic … until something goes wrong. For the Govenaires’ 90th anniversary, they will jump into uncharted territory, where constant threats lay hidden at every turn. The 2017 production is an adventure that will launch you into a world where its most precious treasures are unearthed at a terrible cost. The show will feature moments of monumental reward and devastating risk. Will the expedition survive the inexplicable dangers from outside and within? Join us this summer as the Govenaires venture into Uncharted: A Lost Relic. “People don’t take trips … trips take people.” – John Steinbeck Musical selections include: “The Hunt for Red October” by Basil Poledouris “Lux Aeterna (from Requiem for a Dream)” by Clint Mansell “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap “Enterprising Young Men” by Michael Giacchino Founded in 1927, the Govenaires are twelve-time Drum Corps Associates (DCA) finalists and four-time DCA Class A champions – winning in 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2015. Besides competitive success, the corps takes pride in providing a valuable performance experience for its members, and entertaining audiences everywhere. In 2016, the Govenaires performed in China as part of the Shanghai Tourism Festival. For more information, contact us at or
  5. Mini Corps 2016

  6. Next week, the Govenaires will depart to China to perform in the 2016 Shanghai Tourism Festival. The weeklong trip will include several performances, including an opportunity to march in the gigantic night parade on Saturday, September 10. The group consist of current Govie members, alumni, and members from other corps including Minnesota Brass and the Kilties. If you want to catch a live performance (without dealing with a transpacific flight), come catch a preview this Friday at I&E. We are scheduled to perform in exhibition at 9 p.m. at the Empire Room. See you there!
  7. 2016 Practice Sites and schedules

    Govenaires will be near the Al Sigl Center again.
  8. In 2004, the Govenaires competed in its first DCA Championships. After 12 seasons and four Class A titles, the corps from St. Peter, Minnesota is ready to take the next step ... P.S. If you want more information for our upcoming trip to Shanghai and would like to make a donation toward our Journey, visit us at!
  9. Govenaires Announce 2016 Show

    Besides putting together Sherlock, we are also hard at work preparing for our performance in the 2016 Shanghai Tourism festival. If you'd like more information, or want to make a donation, visit today!
  10. Govenaires Announce Show for 2016 Season … Sherlock A lifeless body appears in the middle of a busy London thoroughfare. The few noticeable pieces of evidence do not add up. Only one person can decipher this deadly puzzle: Sherlock Holmes. For the Govenaires’ 89th anniversary, they will dive into the brilliant yet peculiar mind of the legendary detective. The 2016 production is a kinetic adventure into the underworld of London, led by a man who some consider to be a heroic genius (while others view him as an anti-social madman). Sherlock ventures from the mysterious crime in action, to the deductive hunt for clues. Will he unravel from the pressure of solving this case, or will he rise above and capture the person responsible? Find out this summer, as the Govenaires perform their most dangerous show. Musical selections include: “Discombobulate” by Hans Zimmer “I Never Woke Up in Handcuffs Before” by Hans Zimmer “Chandelier” by Sia Excerpts from compositions by Bernard Herrmann “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes
  11. DCA Hornline brands

    Govenaires have played Yamaha since 2007.
  12. A huge announcement from the Govenaires ...

    Mostly correct. We will attend DCA championships, return on Labor Day, then fly out on Wednesday.
  13. The Kilties Announce..............

    Andy Falvey is an amazing designer and will produce some excellent moments for 2016.
  14. Brief DCA impressions

    The corps currently uses a couple of green busses (converted school busses with more open and comfortable seating). We only brought one of them -- just acquired this year, nicknamed "G-8" -- out to Rochester.