The Govenaires ended their 2016 competitive season with a historic finish among the biggest corps of the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) circuit. After impressing the audience and judges alike at last Saturday's preliminary competition, the corps decisively advanced to perform at DCA Open Class finals the following Sunday.
With a score of 84.45, the Govenaires finished in tenth place among the top all-age corps in the U.S.
From 2004 to 2015, the Govenaires competed in DCA's Class A division (corps with a membership of 35 to 65 people). For ten of those seasons, the southern Minnesota corps finished either first or second, capturing Class A championships in 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2015.
Making the jump to Open Class (corps with a membership of 65 to 135 people) is not an easy transition for any corps to make, but the Govenaires were able to accomplish their strongest finish to date.
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