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Did you play in a high school or college marching band? Remember how much fun that was? Have you ever found yourself wishing you could relive those days? Well, dream no longer, my musical friend ... The Beat Goes On!

The Beat Goes On is an all-adult marching band committed to delighting Northwest and National audiences while reliving the best parts of the marching band experience. The band is known for its feel-good attitude, emphasis on audience interaction, and spontaneity on the street and on stage. Though our musical tastes are eclectic, TBGO features a high-energy, brassy, rock and roll style — we may be a marching band, but we're more likely to play Lady Gaga than John Phillip Sousa! Band members hail primarily from the Pacific Northwest but come from as far away as Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and California for special events. If you are over the age of 18 and play (or used to play) a band instrument ... Come Out and Play With Us!

Meet The Beat! Take the ten-cent tour with this video


Thank you to the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources for a generous donation.

Tip of the cap to Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Oregon Cultural Trust for a grant to help purchase our marching percussion equipment. Thanks for helping the beat go on!!!


Come out and play! New members eagerly welcomed; click here to get started.

Signups for Shanghai are now OPEN. Updated information posted April 7 and again on April 8. Be sure to read carefully, then jump in! SIGNUPS CLOSE ON APRIL 17.

Press release: Canby Festival Showcases Area’s Best Adult Bands

Press release: It Takes Dough to Blow a Band All the Way to Shanghai

Press release: The Road to Shanghai starts in Portland!

Some pix and video from our recent appearance in San Francisco's Chinese New Year Parade. More on our Facebook page!

New events: We'll be back for Summer Arts on Main Street at Portland Center for the Performing Arts on August 20.

Check out our official invitation letter to the Shanghai Tourism Festival.

SIGNUPS are open for our July 2014 New England Historic Tour, including the Bristol Fourth of July Parade, part of the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the U.S., dating back to 1785. It's a great time to JOIN THE BAND and be part of our upcoming road trips!



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