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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 ten-cent 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!!!

The Beat Goes On Marching Band

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

Bus signups are open for Astoria.

Staging info posted for Troutdale, Newberg, and Lents.

Press release: Year of "More Smiles Per Mile" Continues in Rhode Island

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

Director Steve Tolopka (and of course TBGO) was profiled in the latest Intel Retiree Organization newsletter.

Press release: It Takes Dough to Blow a Band All the Way to Shanghai

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

Check out our official invitation letter to the Shanghai Tourism Festival.



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