Govenaires taco bar fundraiser returns to downtown Mankato

Looking for a delicious way to support live music in southern Minnesota? Come to the Loose Moose Saloon in downtown Mankato on Saturday, June 13 for the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps’ 2nd Annual Expo Preview.

The award-winning ensemble will host an all-you-can-eat taco bar, running from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are only $10 and all proceeds will go to support the Govenaires 2015 season. This does not include beverage sales.

The event will also feature a live and loud musical performance by the entire corps at 7 p.m. of their 2015 program, Outlaw.

If you can’t make the event, the Govenaires will return to Mankato in the Thunder of Drums competition at Blakeslee Stadium on Monday, June 29.

Even though the competitive summer season is on the horizon, there’s still time to be a part of the Govenaires. If you’re looking for drum corps experience, we have the following openings:

  • 1 trumpet
  • 1 tenor drum
  • 1 marimba

As part of the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) circuit, the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps is a ten-time finalist and three-time champion in Class A (2006, 2009 and 2011). Besides competitive success, the corps takes pride in its unique brand of performance.

The 2015 season leads up to the DCA Championships, which take place Labor Day weekend in Rochester, New York.

For ticket information or for any other questions, contact us at or visit the “Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps” page on Facebook.