Each year, we host an all-you-can-eat taco bar and play a concert at the Loose Moose Saloon in Mankato. All proceeds go to the drum corps to help make our season successful.
Brass members play a pre-concert show indoors as our fans finish tacos and get ready to move outside for the concert.
The Legendary John Mayer
2011 Drum Corps Hall-of-Fame inductee John Mayer conducts the indoor concert.
2015 show preview
After the indoor concert, the drum corps and patrons headed outside for the main event: a preview of our 2015 show "Outlaw".
Outdoor concert at the Loose Moose
The colorguard performed along with the corps, and all together we took up the length of nearly a full city block.
Musical selections included:
“Battle Without Honor or Humanity” by Tomoyasu Hotei
“The Magnificent Seven” by Elmer Bernstein
“The Ecstasy of Gold” by EnnioMorricone
“Enemy Guns” by DeVotchKa
“Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin
Conducting the opener
John Mayer conducting this year's opener, "Battle without Honor or Humanity"
Shots of the drum corps during "Enemy Guns"
It's a stick up!
Rifle outlaws shoot the flags during "The Magnificent Seven".
Members Sophie Gustafson and Christine Keller dance during "The Magnificent Seven".
We moved the crowd outside because an indoor concert would be way too loud. This year, we're marching 22 horns and 16 field percussion. Be sure to catch us at one of our field shows to see just how loud and big we are!
The Govenaires Membership Grows
In 2015, the Govenaires have seen the largest membership base in our history. If we continue to grow in the coming years, we will need to move up a competitive class.
Show Me the Way to Go Home!
In true Govies style, the concert concluded with "Show me the way to go home".
"Show Me" featured a kick line made up of both members and fans. When you come see one of our concerts, be sure to join the kick line at the end for the full Govies experience!
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.