Shanghai Campaign Progress
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!
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!|
|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!!!|
Come out and play! New members eagerly welcomed; click here to get started.
Wanna know what the Shanghai trip was like? Check out the slideshow above and then we've got a short summary of the trip right here. Learn more about the whole lead-up to the trip in our Press & Media section, and don't miss the videos on the Sound & Video page. We also talked extensively with Community Hotline about the China trip (with pictures and vids) in a October 15 interview; find it in the Media Coverage section of the Press & Media Page or find it here on YouTube.
Lots of new clips on our Sound & Video page, including two performances from the Shanghai Opening Parade and pre-parade coverage on ABC 6 from our summer trip to Bristol, Rhode Island.
TBGO made the evening news in Suzhou, China - watch right here!
Parade coverage from Shanghai (TBGO appears briefly at around 1:05)
Band members, logistics information for October and November gigs is now up on the Event Information page.
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.
Press release: Year of "More Smiles Per Mile" Continues in Rhode Island
Thank you to Barbranda Walls at the AARP blog for a nice article about the band!