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2016 Open House #2

If you’re looking for the most fun and flexible marching experience in Minnesota, come to the Govenaires Open House. RSVP at to get all of the updates.

The weekend rehearsals will kick off the 2016 season for the defending Drum Corps Associates (DCA) Class A champions.

The Open House will take place in St. Peter, Minnesota, starting with a 8:30 a.m. registration on Saturday at North Intermediate School (815 N 9th St, St. Peter, MN).

If you can’t make it to the first Open House rehearsal, the next rehearsal weekend is February 13 and 14 at St. Peter High School.

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.

As part of the DCA circuit, the Govenaires are eleven-time finalists and four-time champions in Class A (2006, 2009, 2011, and 2015). Besides competitive success, the corps takes pride in its unique brand of performance. Entertaining audiences has always been paramount to the Govenaires.

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

Schedule and General Information (UPDATED on 1/14/16)

Please note: all members will initially meet at North Intermediate School (NORTH) on Saturday. Address is 815 N 9th St, St. Peter, MN.

*Saturday January 11th*

8:30 - Registration @ NORTH

9:00 - Full corps stretch in NORTH gym

9:20 - Full corps meeting in NORTH gym

9:50 - Percussion & Horns leave for SPHS

         - Guard @ NORTH till 5pm

10:00 - Visual in main gym @ SPHS

11:00 - Battery leaves to unload

           - Theater available for horns if visual breaks early

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Sectionals

4:00 - Percussion dinner

5:00 - Horns & Guard dismissed

          - Percussion back from dinner for sectionals

9:00 - Percussion dismissed.


*Sunday January 12th*

8:30 - Visual in main gym @ SPHS

          - Guard @ NORTH all day (out by 4pm)

          - Pit set up/ sectionals

11:00 - sectionals (or earlier if visual breaks early)

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - sectionals

3:45 - Percussion & Horns ensemble

4:00 - Guard leaves NORTH to meet @ SPHS

4:30 - Full corps meeting

5:00 - Dismissed

- Please bring your $20 registration fee if you didn't come to the December Open House
- Everyone should wear athletic shoes and clothing that is comfortable to move around in
- Battery percussionists should bring drum sticks and practice pads
- Brass players are not required to bring their own instruments, but may be directed to in case of any shortage

Earlier Event: December 20
Rehearsal - Drumline Only
Later Event: January 17
Business Meeting