The Beat Goes On Marching Band
Awards and Honors

TBGO's members are seasoned (inter)national performers with a rapidly growing portfolio of major appearances. We've already made it to the West Coast (San Francisco, Seattle), the Southwest (Phoenix), the South (Savannah and San Antonio), the Northeast (Rhode Island and Massachusetts), beyond the East Coast (Nassau, Bahamas), up north (Calgary, Vancouver), Europe (Netherlands, Switzerland), and even as far as Asia (Shanghai, Republic of China). We're ready to travel! So here's the plan: you invite us somewhere cool, we come play, we list your event here. What could be simpler!

Major Appearances

Event Location Years
APS Electric Light Parade Phoenix, AZ 2022
Golden Days Parade Fairbanks, AK 2019
Lilac Festival Armed Forces Parade Spokane, WA 2019
Oregon State Fair Salem, OR 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018
Slot Zuylen "Friendship City" Show Utrecht, Netherlands 2018
Lake Lucerne Kurplatz Lucerne, Switzerland 2018
St Patricks Day Parade Savannah, GA 2017
White Rock Sea Festival White Rock, BC, Canada 2016
Fiesta Flambeau Parade & Night in Old San Antonio San Antonio, TX 2016
Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee, WA 2015
Shanghai Tourism Festival
(Representing the United States of America)
Shanghai, People's Republic of China 2014
Suzhou Sister City Performance Suzhou, China 2014
4th of July Parade
(Oldest Continuous Fourth of July Celebration in America)
Bristol, RI 2014
Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade San Francisco, CA 2014
Calgary Stampede Parade Calgary, AB 2013
Premier's Stampede Breakfast
(Hosted by The Honourable Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta)
Aldersyde, AB 2013
Oregon House of Representatives
(First marching band to open an Oregon legislative session)
Salem, OR 2013
PORTLAND'5 Noontime Showcase Portland, OR 2012 - 2019
Rogers Santa Claus Parade Vancouver, BC 2012
C.R. Walker High School - Bahamas Road Trip Nassau, Bahamas 2012
Monarch of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines)
Caribbean Sea 2012
Seafair Torchlight Parade Seattle, WA 2012
Pendleton Round-Up Westward Ho! Parade Pendleton, OR 2012
My Macy's Holiday Parade Portland, OR 2011 - 2016
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
(Largest International Conference for Technical Women)
Portland, OR 2011
Northwest Association for the Performing Arts Band Championships Hillsboro, OR 2011



  Event & Date
In September 2014, TBGO was invited to represent the United States at the Shanghai Tourism Festival in the Republic of China. In addition to performing throughout Shanghai, TBGO was able to play atop the Great Wall.
On August 24, 2014 TBGO was thrilled to perform the Star-Spangled Banner and Take Me Out to the Ballgame under the baton of Oregon Symphony Maestro Carlos Kalmar.
On July 8, 2013 TBGO performed by invitation at the Premier's Stampede Breakfast in Aldersyde, Alberta for The Honourable Alison Redford, Justin Trudeau (before he became Canada's Premier), and a long list of other notable Albertans.
On May 6, 2013 TBGO had the honor of being the first marching band ever to open a session of the Oregon State Legislature.

Many thanks to Representative Jeff Reardon for sponsoring the band and to Speaker of the House Tina Kotek for kind words and an invitation to return. Now click the vid and watch us Rock the House!!!



Event & Date

Golden Days Parade 2019

Best Marching Band

Golden Days Parade
Fairbanks, AK

July 2019

Lilac Festival 2019

Lilac Festival Gold Standard

Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade
Spokane, WA

May 2019

Lilac Festival 2019

Best Community Spirit Group

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade
Portland, OR

April 2019

Savannah 2017

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Savannah, GA

Read more about Father Joseph Ware

March 2017

White Rock Sea Festival 2015

Grand Overall Winner

White Rock Plaque

Best Unit in Parade
July 2016

Apple Blossom Festival 2015

First Place Specialty Unit

Apple Blossom Festival
Stemilt Growers Grand Parade

Wenatchee, WA

First Place Specialty Unit
May 2015

Old Fashioned Festival 2014

First Place

Old-Fashioned Festival
Newberg, OR

First Place
July 2014

Fourth Runner-Up
Senior Band Division

Calgary Stampede Parade
Calgary, AB

Fourth Runner-Up Senior Band Division
July 2013

First Place Senior Band
(We love the cow!)
Tillamook Dairy Parade
Tillamook, OR
June 2013
First Place Marching Band
Loyalty Days
Long Beach, WA
May 2013

First Place
Marching Band - Others

Hillsboro Rotary Club
Fourth of July Parade
Hillsboro, OR
July 2012

Band: First Place
(Alternative Music Group)

Flag Team:
Second Place

Loyalty Days
Long Beach, WA
May 2012

Special Award

C.R. Walker High School
Nassau, Bahamas
February 2012




December 2017

Thank you to the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and Oregon Cultural Trust for a generous grant supporting Acquisition of Marching Percussion and Rolling Percussion Carts. Keeping the beat is critical to keeping us on the street!

March 2014

A HUGE thank you to the United States Embassy in Beijing for a major grant supporting Cultural Programming in China. Thanks for making our Shanghai adventure possible!!!

June 2012

TBGO thanks the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and Oregon Cultural Trust for a Community Cultural Participation Grant awarded for Acquisition of Marching Band Percussion Equipment. Your assistance helps the beat go on!!!