The Beat Goes On Marching Band
Performance Schedule

Portland Mardi Gras Parade
Portland, OR
Tue Feb 21, 2023
Laissez les bons temps roulez! The Mysti Krewe of Nimbus organizes a family-friendly Portland Mardi Gras Parade every year ("the last Mardi Gras Parade in America"). TBGO was part of this event for the first time in 2017 and returns to the scene of the crime for another year . Parade steps off at 7 PM at Victoria Bar, 4835 N Albina Ave, and heads south on Albina and Mississippi Avenue to Ecliptic Brewing at 825 N Cook.
French American International School
Mardi Gras Parade
Portland, OR
Fri March 3, 2023
You know what'd be fun? A Mardi Gras parade with a bunch of little kids and a slightly crazy marching band. Well, guess what -- that's what's happening today at the French American International School. At 9 AM, TBGO will step off and lead a procession from the flagpole at the front of the school to the nearby firehouse on NW Johnson St and back to the flagpole. Immediately afterward we head into the school gym to play some tunes. Hey, for once we're expecting the audience to dance more than the band!
Northeast Neighborhood
St Patrick's Day Parade
Portland, OR
Sun March 12, 2023
Northeast Portland is throwing its 33rd Annual St Patrick's Day Parade (read the story of this quirky event here). We'll head west from Fernwood/Cleary School (NE 33rd & Hancock) at 1 PM. Huzzah for neighborhood parades!
Oregon Dental Association
Portland, OR
Thu April 13, 2023
The Oregon Dental Association is meeting at the Oregon Convention Center to confer and otherwise hobnob with their fellow dental wizards. We've been invited to add that special je ne sais quoi (That's French for "What the heck was that?") from 4 to 6 PM.
Birthday Celebration
Sat Apr 22, 2023
Shhh ... it's a surprise. Bring TBGO to the party and it'll be one he/she won't forget!!!
82nd Avenue of Roses Parade
Portland, OR
Sat Apr 29, 2023
The 82nd "Avenue of Roses" Parade kicks off the Portland Rose Festival parade season! Parade steps off at 9:30 AM at Eastport Plaza (82nd Ave & Holgate) and wends its way north along 82nd Ave to Portland Community College Southeast Center and thence to 78th Ave & Yamhill. Shake the "winter sleep" off your bones and c'mon out to properly welcome the spring!
Honk PDX! Fundraiser
Portland, OR
Sat May 6, 2023
Honk PDX! is coming up in July (see below). We'll be at the Hawthorne Hideaway on May 6 to help raise funds to make it happen. Show starts at 8 PM.
St. Paul Fourth of July
Portland, OR
Tue July 4, 2023


It's Independence Day! It's been a while since we visited St. Paul and we're looking forward to their July 4th celebration. The "big dog" in the celebration is the St. Paul Rodeo, now in its 87th year. Cowboys and cowgirls compete for nearly $500,000 in prize money, making St. Paul one of an elite group of rodeos attracting the top competitors in the world. The parade is a fun and colorful community event with entries from all over the North Willamette Valley. Parade steps off through downtown at 10 AM; join us and enjoy Americana at its best on this very special, patriotic holiday!
Honk PDX!
Portland, OR
Sat-Sun July 22-23, 2023
Honk PDX! is a community music festival of brass bands, drumlines, and performers from across the Pacific Northwest. Bands will perform in public spaces in the Buckman and Montavilla neighborhoods, creating a spectacle that echoes delight throughout the streets. Honk! is a celebration of community, collaboration, and creative expression and is dedicated to creating a community of diversity and inclusion. The festival begins July 21; TBGO's performance times and locations on July 22-23 still TBD.
Gladstone Community Festival
Portland, OR
Sat Aug 5, 2023


The Gladstone Community Festival began as the Chautauqua Festival in 1894. Now, more than 125 years later, this event continues to bring Gladstone together to celebrate summer with a wide array of entertainment and events. Parade steps off at 10 AM from Gladstone High School and heads down and around Portland Avenue, ending at Max Patterson Park. TBGO will also perform in Max Patterson Park immediately following the parade.


Stay tuned - new events get added to our calendar
throughout the year!