The Free Press, Mankato, MN

January 17, 2014

Govenaires' opening rehearsals, auditions this weekend


The Mankato Free Press

---- — ST. PETER — The Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps will hold auditions and rehearsals for the upcoming season on Saturday and Sunday.

Rehearsals begin at 10 a.m. on both days. The Govenaires have openings in the percussion, brass and colorguard sections. Brass and percussion rehearsals will be held at St. Peter High School. Colorguard rehearsal location(s) will be announced soon. Saturday rehearsal will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for brass and colorguard, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for percussion. On Sunday, rehearsal will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all sections. Please check www.govenaires.org or facebook.com/govenaires for full schedules and updates.

Last year, the southern Minnesota ensemble capped its 86th season by finishing second in Class A at the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) championships in Annapolis, Md. Founded in 1927, the Govenaires are three-time DCA Class A champions. The St. Peter-based ensemble performs throughout Minnesota in parades and field shows, including the DCI regional championships at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium.

This season culminates Labor Day weekend at the DCA championships in Rochester, New York.

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