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TBGO is back from its first-ever trip to Europe for Bloemencorso Bollenstreek (photos at left), playing day and night parades plus shows at an 18th century castle near Utrecht and along the shore of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. Music Director Steve Tolopka reflects on the trip.
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, Texas, 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!
A huge THANK YOU to Samantha Swindler of The Oregonian and Oregon Live for a terrific story on TBGO, complete with pix and video.
Volunteers from Store to Door and shoppers at the Hollywood Fred Meyer in Portland, OR, were stunned when The Beat Goes On surprised them one morning in honor of National Older American's Month. Click here for the video!Jess Wishon has a short documentary that captures the flavor of the band. Check it out right here!
A TBGO show has something for all ages. Check out the action from our "biggest little fan" at Coos Bay's 2017 Bay Area Fun Festival .
covered our appearance with the Hillsboro Hops under the baton of Maestro Carlos Kalmar.
The Beat! Take the nickel tour with this video
|We're grateful that the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program is a long-standing major supporter of TBGO. Thank you Intel Foundation!|
|A big THANK YOU to Moda Health for continued sponsorship that helps make it possible for us to travel to world-class events.|
|TBGO welcomes Delta Dental of Oregon as a new major sponsor this year. You keep our smiles smiling!|
|A big thank you from TBGO and its drum line to the Cultural Coalition of Washington County and the Oregon Cultural Trust for a Community Cultural Participation Grant to assist with the purchase of additional drum equipment. Double the impact of YOUR donation to TBGO for free -- learn how at www.culturaltrust.org.|
|Thank you to Fred Meyer for generous support via the Community Rewards program. You rock! Learn how to support TBGO with your Fred Meyer purchases.|
|Thank you to The Standard Insurance Company for support via their Employee Matching Grant program.|
|Thank you to Nike, Inc. for support via their Employee Volunteer Grant program.|
|Thank you to Amazon for support via the Amazon Smile program. Learn how to support TBGO with your Amazon purchases.|