Want to participate in Portland's
Rose Festival? Stop by and visit the One More
Time Around Again Marching Band.
Are you the kind of person who turns the bass waaaaaay up when you listen to music? Then check out Tuba Christmas, Portland's annual quest to discover "how low brass players can go"!
The Oregon State University Alumni Band plays for various activities; TBGO Members are welcome to join the fun as "friends of the band".
Need a little concert music to even out your marching band addiction? The Portland area has plenty to choose from, including Portland Community Wind Band, the Portland Area Metro Band, Tualatin Valley Community Band, and Beaverton Community Band. Check them out - you'll find many of your TBGO buddies in the chairs around you!
Another of our favorite all-adult bands is just a tad further away -- St. Petersburg, Florida's Awesome Original Second Time Arounders.
The Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band and Temperance Society, LMTD is quite possibly an even stranger bunch than we are but we bet you'll enjoy their website.
We played with the Humboldt State Marching Lumberjacks in the Pasadena Doo-Dah Parade and discovered that (a) they're a lot of fun, and (b) there's a reason they're called a Banned.
We love San Antonio's Fiesta, and the home band is the Alamo City Community Marching Band, specializing in military marches and patriotic music.
The Atlanta Seed & Feed Marching Abominable promises "the joy of the unexpected through music and street theater". They're also the oldest adult marching band in the country (at least as far as we know!), with roots going back to 1974.
The California Repercussions are based in Sacramento but travel the world playing "rock-n-roll, pop, jazz, and even some traditional band music. And they look like a heck of a lot of fun!
It's never too early (or late) to pick up an instrument and learn to play! NAMM celebrates this philosophy through its Wanna Play Music program - join in, make some music, and join TBGO!
Tired of puny 500-piece bands? Try marveling at the truly humongous band in the Opening Ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
"Better living through recreational music making"? Sounds like our kinda folks (although frankly we'd probably have added "and pizza"). See what Making Music magazine has in their current issue.
Lists of bands, lists of events & contests, where to buy band stuff -- you can find it all on marching.com.
Still not enough bands? Try The Band Hall, run by a professional clarinetist in the US Air Force Band and dedicated to "anything and everything band-related".
Check out the Woodwind Fingering Guide for more alternate fingerings than you'll ever use with marching band music.
Are you a percussion fan? The History of Percussion in Music and Theater has tidbits for you plus links to even more information. (Anybody know what a gulgul is???)