Shanghai Tourism Festival

Govenaires Return from Historic Shanghai Trip

After months of preparation and over a day's worth of combined air travel, the Govenaires returned home yesterday from their historic trip to China. The touring group — which consisted of current 2016 members, alumni, and people from other drum corps — performed at the 2016 Shanghai Tourism festival.

Members got to experience a huge range of cultural activities and meet many people from every corner of the world. The corps performed for hundreds of thousands of people over the course of a week, including the millions watching the televised night parade on Saturday, September 10.

Make sure to check our Facebook page through out the coming weeks for pictures and videos from this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Govenaires to Perform at 2016 Shanghai Tourism Festival

The Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce our invitation to the 2016 Shanghai Tourism Festival this coming September!

This once-in-a-lifetime trip starts on Wednesday, September 7, and will feature various sight-seeing opportunities and performances. The main event will be the gigantic night parade on Saturday, September 10. The corps will return home on Wednesday, September 14.

Event organizers in Shanghai will cover all housing, in-China travel, and some meals. Costs for travel visas, plane tickets, and additional items are being worked on. The goal is to cover as much as possible through grants and fundraising.

You can help us cover costs “Donate to the Govenaires” on the home page of this web site. Stay tuned for additional fundraising events.

This opportunity is open to all 2016 members of the corps, but alumni are also invited to participate. If you have any questions about this trip, please contact Managing Director Kate Falvey at

If you are interested checking us out at one of our upcoming rehearsals, you can register by clicking "Join Us" on the home page.

Our membership is comprised of people from many different backgrounds and skill levels.

As part of the Drum Corps Associates (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.

For more information, contact us at