Govenaires Announce 2014 Program

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govenaires_100x100The Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps is a group that never backs down from an opportunity to perform. It doesn’t matter if the audience consists of 10 people or 10,000 people, and it doesn’t matter if the weather is clear and sunny or hurricane conditions. For 87 years, performance has been our passion.

That’s why the three-time Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Class A champions are pleased to announce a show that represents everything they love about performance … with a Latin twist. The Govenaires are proud to present their 2014 program: Pasión

Following the “Govie” tradition of taking the road less traveled, the music of Pasión puts a non-traditional spin on Latin-themed music.

It starts with the epic introduction, “Man of La Mancha” (from the Mitch Leigh musical of the same name): an opening statement if there ever was one.

The show then shifts gears from dramatic and soul-stirring to subtle and contemplative. Earl Klugh’s jazz classic, “The Rainmaker,” is a tasty groove-based piece with a mix of meters.

Of course, the show can’t be entitled “Pasión” without a little bit of lust. The third movement is a combination of “Lust,” by the Minnesota-based ska-party band 3 Minute Hero, and Shakira’s international hit, “Ojos Asi.” It’s hypnotic, seductive, rhythmic and — most importantly — fun.

The closing piece is based on Ernesto Lecuona’s “Malagueña,” a standard that’s familiar to many drum corps fans. Yet the Govenaires take an unexpected and playful approach to the drum corps classic, one that best showcases our unique Pasión for performance.

Want to experience a summer of Pasión? Our next rehearsals are February 15 and 16 at St. Peter High School (brass and percussion) and St. Peter North Intermediate School (Colorguard). Contact us at or for membership information, rehearsal specifics and updates.


Corps Director: Sandee Conlin
Drum Major: John Mayer
Show Coordinator: Molly Norton
Brass Arranger: Dennis Argul
Battery Arranger: Nick Edwards
Front Line Ensemble Arranger: Michael Thursby
Visual Caption Head/Drill Writer: Andy Falvey
Visual Instructor: Kate Falvey
Visual Consultant: Lee Falvey
Brass Caption Head: Bobby Bonslater
Brass Instructor: Josh Forbord
Brass Consultants: Larry Pawlowski, Jeremiah Falvey
Battery Caption Head: Nick Edwards
Battery Instructor: Justin Tollefson
Front Line Ensemble Caption Head: Alex Higano
Front Line Ensemble Staff: Isaac Sobczak, Michael Thursby
Colorguard Caption Head: Rob Thomas
Colorguard Staff: Ruth Boehme, Kate Falvey, Carla Bode, Jodie Lundell
Dance and Color Guard Consultant: Jeffrey Peterson
Production Consultant: Terry Hastings
General Consultant: Jerry Olsen

President: John Mayer
Secretary: Monique Hagel
Treasurer: Sandee Conlin
Business Manager: Amber Roeker
Gambling Manager: Jodie Forrey
Gambling Assistant: Josh Forbord
IT Director: Matt Sanders
Membership Directors: Becky Strobel, Blaine Boverhuis
Public Relations: Emily Stark, Mike Hanzelka

Posted by on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.