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  1. The Govenaires are proud to present their 2018 program, A Wo/Man’s World. The show explores the challenges and triumphs of women as they navigate through a traditionally “Man’s World.” A Wo/Man’s World is a place where strength is celebrated … where glass ceilings are meant to be shattered. We end with a call to everyone to unite in support of each other – regardless of gender – for the betterment of our world. Follow us this summer as the Govenaires perform A Wo/Man’s World. Musical selections include: Proud Mary | John Fogerty Kaval Sviri | Traditional Bulgarian folk song It's a Man's Man's Man's World | James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome Run the World (Girls) | Beyoncé Ain't No Mountain High Enough | Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson Respect | Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin Founded in 1927, the Govenaires are thirteen-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, check us out at govenaires.org or facebook.com/govenaires.
  2. 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
  3. 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 govenaires.org or facebook.com/govenaires.
  4. "March On!" starts in less than a half-hour in Minnesota, with this line-up (times are Central): 7:10 p.m. Colt Cadets 7:26 p.m. River City Rhythm 7:42 p.m. Genesis 7:58 p.m. intermission 8:18 p.m. Vanguard Cadets 8:34 p.m. Blue Devils B 8:50 p.m. Govenaires (all age) 9:06 p.m. Minnesota Brass (all age) There is a slight chance of thunderstorms, but I don't see anything too close on the NWS radar. If you're there, please post here!
  5. 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 govenaires.org/china!
  6. 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
  7. Great night of drum corps! No rain, only a light wind, packed full house (arrive early, lots of folks with reserved tickets had trouble getting to their seats as everyone "spread" on the bleachers and some spots seemed to dissappear). This is the grass stadium where the MN Vikings have training camp, no track-grass right up to the bleachers-the crowd is so close some drum majors conduct from the stands. My hometown and most fav stadium to play in! Some totally biased thoughts from last night: (i have not seen much of anything live/video/etc for this season, have not even had time to read much) Govenaires: classic show for them, entertaining music choices and they performed the heck out of it. Contra (tuba?...I might be old...) solo with the gold flags is a great design choice. I suspect the closer has not been on the field long, but it is going to rock by August. MN Brass: this show is already looking polished-great guard coustuming and flags, loved the music. Great solo work in the hornline, everything looks and sounds like another DCA-sweep for MN this year :) RACINE SCOUTS: props to the 4 kids in the brass line (yep, 4). Of course there are balance issues with the full drumline and out, but they hung in and did a nice job in the ballad. Nice vocal solo, and the guard work that was ready for the show fit well. Horns were staged near the pit for most of the show. COLT CADETS: my kiddos-great job!!! Full show marching on the field, some guard works needs to be added in places yet. Big sound, then when the shakos come off you remember that many are only 12 years old...yikes! Members are very animated and selling the show, soloists did a great job, so proud of you guys! Pioneer: my vote for "most improved", but I have been out of the loop the past 2 years with the baby...anyway, wow! Big corps in all sections, lots of volume, entertaining show. The costumes and flags fit the theme great, it was easy to follow the story. They are not moving as fast or playing as many notes as the big guys, so I know they are not likely to hit top-15, but they should be very proud of this show. VIP to the cymbal line-lots of effects, good marching and visuals COLTS-Go Red Team! Love the show, set #3 grabbed the crowd great and the wall of sound on the first big hits got them roaring. Trumpet solos rocked, vocal solo was great, and lots of little details on the front sideline with pit and voice actors that added a lot (popcorn...lol...) I can't wait to see how the ending changes in the next few weeks. Narration was a bit hard to hear due to the stands so close to the pit, with speakers aimed right at the wall, but this stadium is unique, so it should not be an issue most other places. Love ya lots guys-keep up the great work! MADISON SCOUTS-love the 1990s uniforms, the whole show has the 90s feel with jazz and screaming sopranos (trumpets....). Big wall of sound was the loudest of the night. Fun, happy show. BLUECOATS-after reading a bit on this show before seeing it, I knew some things I wanted to watch for. I think they maybe the used the silver atom things more then in the first couple of shows, but I don't have any prior viewings to go on. Guard was in and on them quiet a bit, they moved around, etc. The speaker effects are very cool, I loved the muted trumpets being bounced around the field. We were sitting right on the 50, so the best possible listening point. I hope folks further out near the end zones will be able to get the same show we got. But, as cool as that was, I was the most impressed with the crazy body work the corps is doing. Is it required to take years of ballet to be in the 'coats horn line? Slow motion running...crazy cool.... I have never had a good handle on scores, so I won't go into that. Placements were as they performed, and I agree with those 100%....but I hope the COLTS overtake Madison with some crazy cleaning and a few tricks up their sleeves.... I will try to add some photos soon.
  8. I didn't experience the Kiltie Klassic from the stands. Any ticket holders out there planning to do a writeup?
  9. N.E. Brigand

    Forest City 8/1

    North Iowa Festival of Brass Forest City High School Stadium 206 N. School Street Forest City, IA 50428] Friday, August 1, 2014 -- 7:00 p.m. (CDT) Corps in performance order: --Blue Saints --Racine Scouts --Colt Cadets --Gold --Music City --Spartans --Blue Devils B --Governaires (all age) --Minnesota Brass (all age) More information, including rehearsal sites, can be found here.
  10. N.E. Brigand

    St. Paul 7/30/14

    A Knight of Music in Motion Bakken Field Harding High School 1540 East 6th St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Wed. July 30 -- 6:00 p.m. (CDT) Corps in order of appearance: Governaires (all age) Blue Saints Racine Scouts Colt Cadets Gold Music City Spartans Blue Devils B Minnesota Brass (all age) The show website also says that all-age corps Chops, Inc. is performing, presumably in exhibition. It appears that Chops is the event host. The show should be a half-hour underway; NWS radar indicates good weather.
  11. The official Crunchy Frog video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZeFz4unGVY