The Beat Goes On Marching Band
Portland Winter Lights Festival
Sat Feb 9, 2019
2019 marks the 4th annual Portland Winter Light Festival, a city-wide event showcasing illuminated art installations, vibrant performances, and stunning kinetic fire sculptures throughout our city. The Festival is family-friendly, free to attend, and open to everyone. TBGO will be joining the Lantern Parade marching up the Waterfront and over the Hawthorne Bridge beginning at 6:30 pm. Bundle up and celebrate the power of light and community with us!
Portland Mardi Gras Parade
Tue March 5, 2019
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
Wed March 13, 2019
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!
St Patrick's Day Parade
Sun March 17, 2019
Northeast Portland is throwing its 30th 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!
YOUR DATE HERE!
Business meetings can be both important AND enjoyable! Liven up your next event with an appearance by The Beat Goes On. Your team will enjoy it, and we guarantee that they'll be MUCH more awake than usual after we've finished ! Drop us a note and we'll make your business meeting, grand opening, board meeting, or event kickoff special!!!
Business Expo West 2019
Thu April 4, 2019
Business Expo West
presents "an amazing community experience with business opportunities, networking, training, music, food, fun!" Guess who's gonna help with at least three of those at west Portland's premier trade show? We'll open the show at 1 PM with a few of our current favorites to kick things off. Then drop by our booth to learn more about the band and what it can do for YOUR business. Learn more and register right here
82nd Avenue of Roses Parade
Sat April 27, 2019
For its twelfth year, the 82nd "Avenue of Roses" Parade kicks off the Portland parade season and we plan to be there! 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. Following the parade, come back to Eastport Plaza for a full dose of TBGO fun - we've got a great show planned for you starting at 1 PM. Shake the "winter sleep" off your bones and c'mon out to properly welcome the spring!
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Sat May 18, 2019
What's better than a scenic cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene? How about a scenic cruise accompanied by a marching band performance! TBGO boards the Mish-an-Nock
for a fun-filled 90-minute cruise on the lake followed by our first-ever performance in the State of Idaho. Join us for a cruise you won't forget! The Mish-an-Nock departs the Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises dock at 10:00 AM. We'll do a tune or two aboard ship, followed by a show on "the world's largest floating boardwalk" starting at 11:45 am.
Spokane Lilac Festival
Armed Forces Torchlight Parade
Sat May 18, 2019
The Spokane Lilac Festival
celebrates its 81st year of bringing the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation to the streets of downtown Spokane. Featuring bands, floats, military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars, and more, this event is fun for the entire community, no matter what your age, no matter how long you have lived in Spokane. TBGO makes its first-ever visit to the Festival; the parade steps off at 7:45 PM.
Tue May 21, 2019
We've got a two-for-one birthday celebration planned for today. Imagine a lucky someone celebrating a special birthday... and TBGO pops out of the cake! Well, not literally -- but give us a call and we promise a memorable celebration! The music starts at 6:30 PM at Garden Home Rec Center.
Bring the band to your party (or better still, surprise a friend!) and we guarantee a birthday they won't soon forget. We'll play, we'll sing, we'll dance -- it'll be a blast. Drop us a note and we'll make your birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other celebration special!!!
Fri June 14, 2019
You could get a watch and a cake. Or like one lucky person we'll visit today, you might get an energy-infused marching band to celebrate the end of one great career and the beginning of your next phase. Which sounds better??? (Hint: He/She already has a watch ...) Oh, and you can absolutely still add the cake <grin!>.
Drop us a note and we'll make your retirement, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other celebration special!!!
Garden Home Rec Center
Wed June 19, 2019
Garden Home Recreation Center is "home base" for TBGO since we rehearse there year-round. GHRC is holding a Community Night with food and fun for families in the area. We'll be there at 6:30 PM to help provide some extra "zing". Come by starting at 6:00 PM for eats, popcorn, sno-cones, bouncy house -- and trombones!!!
Clark County Recycled Arts Festival
Procession of the Species
Sun June 30, 2019
The Procession of the Species
is an annual Recycled Arts Festival tradition, celebrating our community and the natural world through art. The Procession is free and open to people of all ages. Participate in the parade dressed as your favorite plant or animal species, or natural element. TBGO leads the parade through the festival at 11 am, followed by a costume contest on the main stage.
Hood River Fourth of July Parade
Hood River, OR
Thu July 4, 2019
It's Independence Day! We're off to Hood River for a return visit to a great celebration of the Fourth, sponsored by the Lions Club. Parade steps off through downtown at 10 AM, ending at Jackson Park. We'll also get the afternoon festivities at Jackson Park kicked off with the National Anthem around Noon, followed immediately by a stage show featuring patriotic tunes and other TBGO favorites. See you in the Gorge!
Golden Days Grande Parade
Sat July 20, 2019
Felix Pedro, a young Italian immigrant, started the Alaskan Gold Rush in 1902 with a gold strike in the foothills outside Fairbanks, proclaiming "There's gold in them there hills." Since 1952, the town has collectively celebrated this exciting time with Golden Days, declared one of the country's top 100 events by Destination Magazine. Bank managers dress up as sourdough miners, waitress don "floozy" outfits, and most of the city turns out for races, parades, and great food. TBGO makes its first Alaskan appearance in the largest and longest parade in the state, stepping off at 10 AM complete with some 100 floats, marching bands from across the state, and residents dressed in Gold Rush costumes.
Also keep an eye out for us later in the day -- we're working on plans for a show in the downtown area following the parade.
Sat July 20, 2019
Designated as one of the "Great Places in America" by the American Planning Association,
Golden Heart Plaza in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska is a riverfront gathering center that serves as a community venue for many popular activities and events.
We'll be at the Plaza from 7 to 8 PM on July 20 - a great way to close out our Fairbanks performance day. Oh, and Festival Fairbanks is providing free ice cream!!!
Anchorage Downtown Assoc.
Sat July 23, 2019
Gotta take full advantage of our Alaskan tour, so let's play often!
The Anchorage Downtown Association is sponsoring a TBGO show in Delaney Park near I street.
We'll be there to bring the tunes beginning at 7 PM.
Stage Show aboard Island Princess
(Cruising the Alaska Inside Passage)
Tue July 30, 2019
On July 24, the band boards the Princess Cruise Lines ship Island Princess
and heads south for Vancouver, BC. July 30 is our "day at sea" and we're planning a special show aboard ship for our fellow travelers. There's nothing better than a captive audience!
We're also looking at putting together a show or two in ports of call along the way; watch this page for more information as shows get scheduled.
Make YOUR Wedding Day
Even More Memorable!
YOUR DATE HERE!
We LOVE weddings and guarantee that a marching band will make your wedding unforgettable. We'll join you at the ceremony, lead your guests from the ceremony to the reception, serenade you at the reception, whatever works for you. Bells are ringing!!!
Gladstone Community Festival
Sat Aug 3, 2019
The Gladstone Community Festival
began as the Chautauqua Festival in 1894. Now, 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.
Southwest Bible Church
Sun Aug 4, 2019
Southwest Bible Church (14065 Weir Rd in Beaverton) is celebrating the summer with tailgate party and we've been invited to bring the tunes!
We'll fire up the music sometime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.
National Night Out
Tue Aug 6, 2019
The Bridlemile Neighborhood Association hosts a National Night Out celebration with a picnic in Hamilton Park beginning about 6:00 PM. Since no one wants a quiet, pleasant picnic they've asked us to liven up the joint . Hope to see all you folks from the Raleigh Hills area at the park!
Astoria Regatta Days
Grand Land Parade
Sat Aug 10, 2019
Astoria Regatta Days is the oldest continuous festival west of the Rockies. Join us for the 125th installment. The crowd is always fabulous, the town's a fun place, and the salmon is tasty -- what's not to like?! The Grand Land Parade steps off at Noon through downtown Astoria.
PORTLAND'5 Noontime Showcase
Wed Aug 14, 2019
There's nothing better than live lunchtime music right on Broadway on a gorgeous Oregon summer day! PORTLAND'5 Center for the Arts hosts weekly Noontime Showcase
performances in its Main Street space between the Arts complex and Arlene Schnitzer Hall and we're looking forward to what has quickly become one of our favorite gigs. This will be our EIGHTH summer season to be part of the lunchtime scene. We'll fire up the band promptly at Noon for one of our high-energy, family-friendly shows. Stop by as The Beat Goes On in the heart of downtown!
The Quarry Senior Living
Thu Aug 15, 2019
Time to have some fun with our Neighbors to the North! (No, not Canada - Vancouver!) We'lll be dropping by The Quarry Senior Living for a rousing show. Join us -- or better yet, drop us an email and bring TBGO to YOUR favorite spot!
Multnomah Days Parade
Sat Aug 17, 2019
If it's August, it must be time for the Biggest Little Parade in Oregon! We love the folks in Multnomah Village, and they've been kind enough to return the favor. We're definitely looking forward to a return visit! Catch us in the parade (don't confuse us with the dogs in costume, please) and stick around afterward for our show in the heart of the Village.
Tue Aug 20, 2019
We do a great show with something for all ages. Today we're heading for Mirabella Portland
for a show on the 5th Floor Terrace beginning at 7:30 pm.
Oregon State Fair
Aug 23 thru Sept 2, 2019
There's no better way to cap off the summer of 2019 than a day at the Fair. Or heck, maybe even two days ... or even eleven. We'll be in Salem throughout the run of the 2019 Oregon State Fair
. Where better to "Find Your Fun"? If you're walking along the promenade and hear something odd behind you -- take a look, it's probably us on parade! Check out the livestock, ride some rides, eat stuff that's not good for you, and we'll see you in Salem.
West Hills Health & Rehabilitation Tailgate Party
Fri Sept 6, 2019
What's a tailgate party without music? (Answer: Food!) Anyway, getting back to the point: West Hills Health & Rehabilition Center is throwing a tailgate party at Noon and TBGO will be there to help liven things up.
Down Syndrome Buddy Walk
Lake Oswego, OR
Sun Sept 22, 2019
The goal of Down Syndrome Network Oregon
is to support families, friends and individuals with Down syndrome through small gatherings, family outings, providing educational scholarships and attending regional/national events. Opening festivities for the 2019 Buddy Walk begin at 10:30 am, with the walk stepping off at 11 am.
Sat Sept 28, 2019
walks are among the largest sources of
funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 AM at
the Oregon Convention Center Plaza and we'll be there to spur on the walkers.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Sun Oct 13, 2019
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities. Every Making Strides event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer. Join TBGO as we pep up the walkers along the 5k non-competitive walk.
Stimson Lumber Tree Arrival
Fri Nov 8, 2019
TBGO appearance and performance date still tentative:
What better way to kick off your holiday season than watching the arrival of Portland's 75-foot Douglas fir to Portland's Living Room, Pioneer Courthouse Square? We'll be there to warm up the crowd beginning at 11:30 am and sticking around until 1pm. Be jolly!!!
Veterans Day Parade
Mon Nov 11, 2019
Join TBGO at the Ross Hollywood Veterans Day Parade
in Portland's Hollywood District as we honor our veterans. Parade steps off at 9:30 AM and proceeds from NE 40th and Hancock to NE 48th and Sandy. Following the parade, join us at the Veterans Day ceremony where the parade ends at Ross Hollywood Chapel.
Garden Home Rec Center
Sat Dec 7, 2019
Date still tentative:
Garden Home Rec Center
throws a humongous holiday bazaar every year and we'll be part of it. This time we're not performing, but we WILL be out in full force to help staff the event. Browse the treats and treasure, come say hello -- and knock off TONS of your holiday shopping all at one time!
Keizer Holiday Lights Parade
Sat Dec 14, 2019
Keizer kicks off the Christmas season the way it oughta be done -- with a parade! TBGO will be there with bells on. The Holiday Spirit and plenty of LIGHTS will also be in full attendance, so let's CELEBRATE! Parade steps off along River Road beginning at 7 PM.