Shanghai Campaign Progress


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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 nickel tour with this video

A HUGE thank you to the United States Embassy in Beijing for a major grant supporting Cultural Programming in China. We'll make you proud!

We're grateful that the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program is a long-standing supporter of TBGO . Thank you Intel Foundation!

TBGO sends a VERY special thank you to Mrs. Arlene Schnitzer for her generous support.

A generous donation from Moda Health is helping us get to Shanghai. You rock!

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!!!

The Beat Goes On Marching Band

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

Who was that mystery flag carrier with the band this week? Meet Taiwanese exchange student Benson Chang!

Wanna know what the Shanghai trip was like? Check out the slideshow above and then a short summary of the trip. Catch all the coverage and learn more about the whole lead-up to the trip in our Press & Media section, including an article in NW Boomer & Senior News. Don't miss the videos on the Sound & Video page, including our parade performance and coverage on the Suzhou evening news. We talked extensively with Community Hotline about the China trip (with pictures and vids) in a October 15 interview.

See our TV coverage on ABC 6 from July's trip to Bristol, Rhode Island.

Parade coverage from Shanghai (TBGO appears briefly at around 1:05)

says that "Hillsboro Hops fans just scored a musical victory" with our upcoming appearance directed by Carlos Kalmar.

We had fun chatting with Gary Bloxom at Metroscope about TBGO and the Shanghai trip.

TBGO heads for Multnomah Village and Shanghai (how's that for a pairing?) in this article from the Tigard | Tualatin | Sherwood Times.

TBGO, Oregon Symphony Maestro Carlos Kalmar, and the Hillsboro Hops? Get the whole story right here!

We are THRILLED to officially announce the receipt of a $50,000 grant from the U.S. State Department supporting Cultural Programming in China. A million thanks! (That's at least twenty thanks per dollar ...)

Jingles galore, many sequins, a marching band, three kinds of mammals and a man who looks a lot like a former US President - yep,TBGO is part of The Most Uneek Interview in the World at the Pedal-Powered Talk Show.

AARPThank you to Barbranda Walls at the AARP blog for a nice article about the band!

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



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