out and play! New members eagerly welcomed;
click here to get started.
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. Information about Travel
Discounts and TAP Grants
has been posted. It's a great time to JOIN THE BAND and
be part of our upcoming road trips!
Information about a potential
invitation to the Shanghai Tourism Festival is posted
on the Event Information page, along with a link to an interest
Additional detail about the parade and staging
added for the San Francisco Chinese
New Year Parade.
for December 15 plus rehearsals scheduled for Jan, Feb,
Today's Christmas Tree Arrival parade was
good fun! Here are a few pix
of the day and a short
clip of one of our tunes.
article about Lindy Wunn, instrument repair hero of
the Portland Public School System. Congrats Lindy as you
head toward a well-deserved retirement. PPS, keep those
Congratulations to TBGO's Derek Carissimi
(drums) on receiving the 2013
HR Innovation Award from the College and University
Professional Association for Human Resources.
Thank you to Maria Thi Mai for this video
of TBGO performing in Multnomah Village.
Thank you to the Portland Society Page for a shout-out
to the band as part of its Bridge Pedal coverage.
Daily Astorian claims we
played "tasty tunes" in the Grand Land Parade.
caught us at the Providence Bridge Pedal on Aug 11.
Southwest Community Connection noticed
that we're getting ready for a fun time in Multnomah Village!
what a great time we had in Calgary! More to come, but we
are THRILLED to announce that we were awarded 5th
Place in the Senior Band division of the Calgary Stampede
Parade. It's an honor to have been in the same competition
with the Calgary Stetson
honored to have played at the
Premier's Stampede Breakfast while in Calgary. Thank
you, Premier Alison Redford!
As Calgary works feverishly to dry out after
disastrous flooding, TBGO departs for its performance at
one of North America's premier band events, the Calgary
the press release right here.
went to Tillamook and had a cow! Or more precisely, we came
home with a cow atop our First
Place Senior Band trophy. Huzzah!
TBGO's show at Festival of Flowers is featured
news story on enhanced security at the Starlight Parade.
Band member Arlene Brill is featured in this
story in Senior Life Newspapers.
Thanks to the Salem Statesman-Journal for
coverage in their video of the Iris Festival Parade.
(TBGO appears about 50 seconds into the video.)
Thank you to Speaker of the House Tina Kotek
for her kind
words and an invitation to return to the Oregon House at
a future date.
With its visit to the State Capitol, TBGO
redefined "Rocking the House" and made a little
Oregon history as we became the largest group and
the first marching band ever to perform at an Oregon House
session opening. Catch
the press release for full details and don't miss the
out our lovely new first place award
from Long Beach Loyalty Days.
get to do the darnedest things - check out the Make
Boring Brilliant flag-raising that we got to be part
of last month for Vitamin Water! (You might want to catch
in the town park too!)
Check out our new Meet
The Beat video at left!
Travel Map Feature
- check out the places we've been (at left).
The new TBGO Travel Assistance Program is
up and running to help provide funds for major road trips.
Click here to see
how to donate, or click
here to see how to apply for a grant.
Fulghum is back on cymbals with us in the Pendleton Westward
Ho! Parade. This
time he adds the Horse-Puckey Polka to his list of indignities.
Southwest Community Connection calls TBGO
unambiguous highlight of the [Multnomah Village] parade".
We think that's the first time we've ever been unambiguous!!!
know what it's really like to do a parade with TBGO?
Fulghum muses on the experience (and the waiting around!).
journal entry detailing his prep for the Seafair Torchlight
Parade is now available from our "embedded author"
Robert Fulghum. (And he did a great job in the parade--
am sure another write-up will be forthcoming!!!)
newest cymbal player and "embedded journalist"
writes about his
experience rehearsing with TBGO in preparation for the
Seafair Torchlight Parade. I think he had fun! Be sure to
check his site again after the July 28 parade.