The Beat Goes On Marching Band
Performance Schedule

Joint Concert with
St. Patrick's College, Strathfield from
Sydney, Australia
Fri Jan 10, 2020
We've got visitors! St. Patrick's College, Strathfield is here from Sydney, Australia and we have the pleasure of hosting them for a joint concert! (flyer) St. Patrick's is an all-boys Catholic school for grades 5-12; they are touring the U.S. with a mix of musical group and we're delighted that we can share a stage with them! The show begins at 7 PM at Southwest Bible Church, 14605 SW Weir Rd, Beaverton, OR. Park in the southwest corner of the parking lot near the new construction and enter at the nearby doors (look for the TBGO banner). Free admission, donations accepted for the relief of the fire-fighting efforts in Australia.
Portland Mardi Gras Parade
Portland, OR
Tue Feb 25, 2020
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.
Murphy's Furniture
St Patrick's Day Parade
Hillsboro, OR
Sat March 14, 2020


Since 1979 the Murphy's Furniture St Patrick's Day Parade has been a Hillsboro community event. This year's parade steps off from Hare Field at 11 am and traverses the downtown area on Grant, 6th, Jackson, 9th, Main, 2nd, and back to Hare Field. Be wearin' o' the green!
Northeast Neighborhood
St Patrick's Day Parade
Portland, OR
Sun March 15, 2020


Northeast Portland is throwing its 31st 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!
French American International School
Mardi Gras Parade
Portland, OR
Thu March 19, 2020


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!
Corporate Event
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!!!
82nd Avenue of Roses Parade
Portland, OR
Sat April 25, 2020


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!
Poulsbo Viking Fest
Poulsbo, WA
Sat May 16, 2020


When the first Norwegian immigrants arrived in Poulsbo in the mid-1800s, Norwegian independence was still a dream. Norway's parliament had adopted a constitution on May 17, 1814, but separation from Sweden didn't occur until 1905. Today, May 17 Syttende Mai, in Norwegian is a national holiday in Norway and has been celebrated in Poulsbo since 1969. The 1.5 mile parade steps off at 2 pm.
Birthday Celebration
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! 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!!!
Waldport Beachcomber Days
Sat June 13, 2020
Car show? Slug races? Strawberry shortcake? And a PARADE, all at the beach? Let's do it! Parade steps off at Noon, and we'll be around the festival for a show afterwards.
Business Expo West 2020
Beaverton, OR
Thu June 25, 2020


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. Learn more and register right here.
Retirement Party

You could get a watch and a cake. Or 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!!!

Gleneden Beach Fourth of July Parade
Gleneden Beach, OR
Sat July 4, 2020
It's Independence Day! For over a quarter of a century Gleneden Beach has celebrated the Fourth with festivities that include a street fair and parade. This year, TBGO gets to be part of it for the first time! The street fair kicks off at 10 am and runs until 3pm with food, vendors, and entertainment. At 1 pm we'll join the 1 mile parade through downtown at 1 pm, beginning and ending near the Gleneden Beach Fire Station. We'll stick around for a stage show featuring patriotic tunes and other TBGO favorites. See you at the beach!
Donald Hazelnut Festival
Donald, OR
Sat July 11, 2020
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. You'd be nuts not to celebrate with us!
Make YOUR Wedding Day
Even More Memorable!
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
Portland, OR
Sat Aug 1, 2020


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.
Bridlemile Neighborhood
National Night Out
Portland, OR
Tue Aug 4, 2020

(TBGO participation still tentative)

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!
Astoria Regatta Days
Grand Land Parade
Astoria, OR
Sat Aug 8, 2020

(TBGO participation still tentative)

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.
Multnomah Days Parade
Portland, OR
Sat Aug 15, 2020

(TBGO participation still tentative)

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 at the Multnomah Arts Center.
PORTLAND'5 Noontime Showcase
Portland, OR
August 26, 2020


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 NINTH 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!
Oregon State Fair
Salem, OR
Aug 28 thru Sept 7, 2020

(TBGO participation still tentative)

There's no better way to cap off the summer of 2020 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 2020 Oregon State Fair. 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.
PurpleStride Portland
Portland, OR
Sat Sept 26, 2020

(TBGO participation still tentative)

PurpleStride 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
Portland, OR
Sun Oct 11, 2020

(TBGO participation still tentative)

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.

Ross Hollywood
Veterans Day Parade
Portland, OR
Wed Nov 11, 2020
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.
Stimson Lumber Tree Arrival
Portland, OR
Fri Nov 20, 2020

(TBGO participation 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!!!

Garden Home Rec Center
Holiday Bazaar
Portland, OR
Sat Dec 5, 2020
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!
Music on the Mall
Portland, OR
TBD 2020
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures, we'll be there to serenade them. Location and December date still TBD.
Keizer Holiday Lights Parade
Keizer, OR
Sat Dec 12, 2020

(TBGO participation still tentative)

Keizer kicks off the Christmas season the way it oughta be done -- with a parade! TBGO will be there with bells (and lights and antlers and ...) on. The Holiday Spirit and plenty of LIGHTS will be in full attendance, so let's CELEBRATE! Parade steps off along River Road beginning at 7 PM.

Atmospherics at
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Portland, OR
TBD 2020
We're looking forward to a visit to Portland's Living Room. It's always a blast to play downtown, and what a great way to end our 2020 performance season! Drop by Pioneer Courthouse Square as you finish your last-minute shopping (time and date still TBD), or just to bask in the glow of Portland's Christmas tree. 'Tis the season!!!


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