The Beat Goes On Marching Band Performance Schedule

2018 Performances

We're still building the 2018 schedule, but here's a tentative list - undoubtedly many more still to come!
Some dates still subject to change.

Date
Event
Notes
Feb 13, 2018
(Tue)
Laissez les bons temps roulez! The Mysti Krewe of Nimbus organizes a family-friendly 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 <grin>. 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.
Feb 14, 2017
(Tue)

Valentine Surprise!
(Portland, OR)

Balloons are festive. Chocolate is yummy. Flowers are lovely. But a marching band? That says "I love you and EVERYBODY is gonna know"!

If this sounds like a fun idea, drop us a note; we'll serenade your sweetie in a way he/she will not soon forget! Book early to be sure we'll have a band available!

Feb 20, 2018
Corporate Event

Sshhhh! It's a surprise!!!!!!

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 <grin>! Drop us a note and we'll make your business meeting, grand opening, board meeting, or event kickoff special!!!

Mar 17, 2018
(Sat)

Murphy's Furniture produces this parade every year as a thank you to the Washington County community and a symbol of the hope brought with Spring. This year the parade is preceded by TVW's First Annual Charity Fun Run/Walk for people of All Abilities. Both eventss begin at Hare Field in Hillsboro, with the run heading out at 10:30 AM and the parade following at 11 AM.

Mar 18, 2018
(Sun)

Northeast Portland is throwing its 29th annual parade for St Patrick's Day (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!

April 5, 2018
(Thu)
Business Expo
West 2018

(Beaverton, OR)

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.

April 7, 2018
(Sat)

Daffodil Festival
(Puyallup, WA
&
Sumner, WA )

We love a parade, so how could we NOT love the opportunity for multiple parades in one go?!?!?! The Daffodil Festival has been going strong in Washington State since 1934, with (wait for it) FOUR back-to-back parades in Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Orting. Even we don't have that much stamina, so look for us in the Puyallup and Sumner parades. Puyallup steps off at 12:45 PM, Sumner at 2:30 PM. Oooooooooooo, look at all the purty flowers!!!!

April 20 2018
(Fri)
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek
(Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands)
TBGO makes its first European excursion with a trip to the Netherlands! Bloemencorso Bollenstreek is one of the world's largest floral parades, traveling from Noordwijkerhout to Haarlem over the course of two days. Besides being the only event of this calibre that occurs in the springtime, it is the only parade that is constructed and composed of bulb flowers such as hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. For this reason, the Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek is known as the face of spring, as no other parade can come close to the unique spring colours and perfumes that surround this one.

The procession consists of about twenty floats and over forty luxurious and special vehicles richly decorated with flowers. TBGO looks forward to joining the illuminated segment of the parade traveling through Noorwijkerhout on Friday evening!

April 21 2018
(Sat)
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek
(Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands)
The Flower Parade continues all day Saturday with 8 more parade segments traveling from Voorhout to Haarlem. TBGO joins the segment beginning in Sassenheim at 2 PM and ending in Lisse a couple hours later for another fabulous day of parading!

 

May 19 2018
(Sat)
The folks in Keizer happily proclaim "Everyone loves a parade!" and boy do we agree. Colorful floats, lively marching bands, talented youth performers, proud equestrians, shiny classic cars, and thousands of spectators make this a not-to-be-missed annual event. Come early for the best seat! Parade begins at the corner of Lockhaven and River R. at 10:30 AM and proceeds south along River Rd to Glynbrook.
June 16, 2018
(Sat)
Juneteenth Oregon
(Portland, OR)
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free -- two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Oregon's Juneteenth celebration kicks off with the Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade beginning at 11 AM from the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot at 5730 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and proceeding down MLK to Legacy Emanuel Field at N Williams & N Graham. TBGO will also play a 40 minute show at the Field shortly after the parade.
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Birthday Party
We're good at birthdays (and we promise not to eat all the cake!) If you or a friend or colleague or loved one is celebrating a milestone birthday (or even a "plain old" birthday), surprise them with a gift they'll never forget. We promise a memorable celebration. 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!!!
Gladstone Community Festival
July 4, 2018 (Wed)

It's Independence Day! We're off to St. Paul for their July 4th celebration. The "big dog" in the celebration is the St. Paul Rodeo, now in its 83rd year. Cowboys and cowgirls compete for nearly $500,000 in prize money as part of the Wrangler Million Dollar Rodeo Tour, making St. Paul one of the elite group of eight 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!

St Paul Rodeo
July 14, 2018 (Sat)

99% of the hazelnuts produced in the United States come from Oregon -- a darn fine thing to celebrate! Donald does it with a classic car cruise-in, BBQ cook-off, your favorite eats, plenty of booths for shopping, and of course a PARADE! We'll be part of the parade (which begins at 11 AM), followed by a standstill show beginning around 12:45 PM. You'd be nuts not to celebrate with us!

July 20, 2018 (Fri)
Beaverton Relay for Life
(Beaverton, OR)

TBGO still tentative for this event.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer, uniting communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. TBGO will help kick off this year's Beaverton event. Join the walkers or just hang with us for some fun music!

 

Relay for Life
July 21, 2018 (Sat)

TBGO still tentative for this event.

Join the fine folks in Southeast Portland for vendors, food, music and fun at SE 26th and Clinton and on side streets all around the area.  Local businesses will also be hosting great sidewalk sales and activities. And oh, did we mention there's a parade??? It steps off at 10:45 AM at SE 43rd and SE Division and heads toward 28th and Clinton. See you there!

 

July 28, 2018 (Sat)

Newberg throws a great party and a fun parade! The Grand Parade steps off at 10 AM, then stop by Memorial Park for our post-parade show (time TBD). Let's have a little old-fashioned fun!

Aug 4, 2018
(Sat)

The Gladstone Community Festival began as the Chautauqua Festival in 1894.  Now, 123 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 be performing in Max Patterson Park immediately following the parade.

Gladstone Community Festival
Aug 7, 2018
(Tue)
Bridlemile Neighborhood
National Night Out
(Portland, OR)

TBGO still tentative for this event.

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 <grin!>. Hope to see all you folks from the Raleigh Hills area at the park!

Aug 11, 2018
(Sat)
Astoria Regatta Days Grand Land Parade
(Astoria, OR)

TBGO still tentative for this event.

Astoria Regatta Days is the oldest continuous festival west of the Rockies. Join us for the 122nd 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.

Aug 12, 2018
(Sun)

Tentative depending on whether Bridge Pedal can make this work with Portland Police Bureau.

In case you hadn't noticed, Portland is a bicyclin' kind of town. Each year, the Providence Bridge Pedal gives bikers and opportunity to ride all of Portland's bridges in one day, including the top decks of the Fremont and Marquam bridges. TBGO will be around the start and finish lines for most of the morning, so ride on out and catch some tunes!

Aug 18, 2018
(Sat)
Multnomah Days Parade
(Portland, OR)

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! (In fact, we like this parade so much we've been doing it TWICE!!!)

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.

Date TBD
(Wed)
PORTLAND'5 Noontime Showcase
(Portland, OR)

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 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 seventh 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!

Portland'5
Sep 22, 2018
(Sat)
PurpleStride Portland Walk to Defeat Pancreatic Cancer
(Portland, OR)

TBGO still tentative for this event.

How could we resist something called "PurpleStride"??? PurpleStride walks are among the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 AM at the World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St, with the 5K run/walk heading out at 9:30. TBGO will be at the finish line to welcome everyone back home again!

Date TBD
(Fri)
Roosevelt High Homecoming Parade
(Portland, OR)

Roosevelt High School is working to rebuild its music programs, which sounds like a great idea to us. To help build enthusiasm for a new band program, TBGO is making its fourth visit to St Johns to join the Roosevelt High Band in their Homecoming Parade. This year the parade moves to Friday afternoon. Beginning at 4:30 PM, the parade circles the Roosevelt High campus (6941 N Central), ending at the football field. Go Rough Riders!!!

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Wedding Reception
(Portland, OR)

We LOVE weddings and we guarantee that a marching band will make your wedding unforgettable. Give us a call!

Oct 13, 2018
(Sat)

TBGO still tentative for this event.

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.

Oct 14, 2018
(Sun)

TBGO still tentative for this event.

Sole Support is an inspiring opportunity to increase awareness about Parkinson's Disease, unite as a community in celebration of individuals and families living with Parkinson’s, and raise money to help Parkinson’s Resources provide customized programming to Oregon and SW Washington residents. Join TBGO for this "fun"raising walk!

Nov 10, 2018
(Sat)
With a tradition stretching back to 1951, Albany hosts the largest Veterans Day Parade west of the Mississippi. TBGO joins over 200 other units in honoring the service of our veterans as the tradition continues. Parade steps off at 11 AM. (Image courtesy Hub Pages)
Nov 11, 2018
(Sun)

We'll be joining the Ross Hollywood Veterans Day Parade in Portland's Hollywood District to help honor our veterans. The Hollywood Veterans Mile will take place immediately before the parade; runners will join the parade carrying United States flags. Parade steps off at 9:30 AM and proceeds from NE 40th and Hancock to NE 48th and Sandy.

Dec 1, 2018
(Sat)
Garden Home Rec Center Holiday Bazaar
(Portland, OR)

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!

Dec 8, 2018
(Sat)

TBGO still tentative for this event.

Keizer is kicking 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.

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

 

 

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