The Beat Goes On Marching Band Rehearsals


Rehearsal schedules and play lists for The Beat Goes On Marching Band are below.  Directions to all rehearsal venues are available near the end of this page.  


Band Rehearsals & Play List (click any location name for more info)

Date Time Location Comments

June 16, 2019 (Sun)

1:30 - 3:30 PM
SETUP AT 1:00 PM

Garden Home Rec Center General rehearsal

June 30, 2019 (Sun)

1:30 - 3:30 PM
SETUP AT 1:00 PM

Garden Home Rec Center General rehearsal + Prep for Hood River Fourth. Yes, there's a (well-paid) gig in Vancouver this same morning. But it should be very short and we also need the rehearsal time to prep for Hood River. I figure you'd rather pile it all on one day and keep June 23 free for yourselves!

July 14, 2019 (Sun)

1:30 - 3:30 PM
SETUP AT 1:00 PM

Garden Home Rec Center General rehearsal; final Alaska prep

August 11, 2019 (Sun)

1:30 - 3:30 PM
SETUP AT 1:00 PM

Garden Home Rec Center Final prep for Noontime Showcase

August 18, 2019 (Sun)

1:30 - 3:30 PM
SETUP AT 1:00 PM

Garden Home Rec Center General rehearsal + Prep for State Fair

Sept 15, 2019 (Sun)
NOT YET CONFIRMED

1:30 - 3:30 PM
SETUP AT 1:00 PM

Garden Home Rec Center General rehearsal

Sept 29, 2019 (Sun)
NOT YET CONFIRMED

1:30 - 3:30 PM
SETUP AT 1:00 PM

Garden Home Rec Center General rehearsal

 

Need Music??? Contact our Librarian

  • If you need MUSIC for an upcoming rehearsal, email TBGO Librarian Dan Dees as soon as possible so that he can have parts ready for you. You can reach Dan as librarian@thebeatgoesonmb.org.

Marching Tutorials

We spend a lot more time working on music than we do on marching, but we can still use a little marching help now and then to look SHARP.

  • Please read How to March with The Beat Goes On Marching Band to understand how the band does things and what expectations we have on the parade route.
  • For extra credit, this short tutorial contains additional diagrams and an animated GIF for the five Important Rules that'll have you turning corners like a pro in no time.
  • Want another way to amuse yourself during a parade? We learned this move for the YMCA Street Routine, but now we occasionally do it in the middle of parades just to amuse ourselves. Here are instructions on How to Do the 8-Count Spin. It looks waaaaay cool when your whole row does it together!

2019 Parade Music List

At the January 2015 All-Band Meeting, folks suggested that it would be helpful if we had a list of 6-8 parade tunes to focus on for the season. That's enough tunes to give us week-to-week variety, but still narrows the list for people who want to work on memorizing parade tunes.

We'll use this set of tunes as our "2019 standard parade tunes":

  • Band of Gold
  • Dancing in the Street
  • Fireball
  • Ghostbusters
  • Uptown Funk
  • Venus
  • We Like to Party

For variety and specific events, we may occasionally use:

  • I'm Shipping Up to Boston

For patriotic parades, we will also select from:

  • National Anthem March
  • Tribute to America
  • Veterans Salute
  • You're a Grand Old Flag

For the holiday parade season, we will also select from:

  • Jingle-Bell Rock
  • Overjoyed
  • Santa Baby
  • You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

 

TBGO Active Play List

Here is the complete list of active tunes currently in TBGO's "book". There are music rehearsal notes available for many of the tunes; check 'em out and mark your parts.

Since there's a lot of music on the list, the tunes are "heat-coded" to make it easier for you to tell which tunes to practice first. Hot tunes are in the play list very frequently; Warm tunes show up with medium frequency (especially in longer gigs); Cold tunes are used rarely or for "the right occasion". Dormant tunes are currently not in the play list and won't be played unless we specifically rehearse them to bring them back into the list and upgrade their temperature. There are enough Dormant tunes that they've now been moved to a separate list (further below)

Tunes that we use primarily for Christmas events are noted. Tunes that we use primarily for Patriotic events (Fourth of July, Veterans Day, etc) are similarly noted.

Tunes that we use on the Parade route are marked. Tunes are both Hot and Parade should be highest on your priority list. Parade tunes are also good songs to memorize; parades are lots more fun if you don't have to spend half your time staring just past the end of your nose, and if it's memorized you don't have to worry about lighting for night parades.

 

Name of Tune
Temperature
Parade?
When Added
America the Beautiful (Higgins)
Hot
Band of Gold
Hot
x
Spring 2019
Bang Bang
Hot
Spring 2017
Battle Hymn of the Republic
TBD
Spring 2019
Beer Barrel Polka
Hot
Bohemian Rhapsody
Hot
Spring 2018
Build Me Up Buttercup
Warm
Closer Walk / Saints
Special - As Needed
Coach Driver's Love Song
Cool
February 2014
Confident
Hot
Spring 2017
Dancing in the Street
Hot
x
Winter 2018
Domino
Warm
x
Summer 2005
Don't Stop
Hot
Spring 2012
Fireball
Hot
x
Fall 2015
Five O'Clock World
Warm
x
Spring 2013
Five Olympic Fanfares
(Mashup of #1 & #5; #3)
Special - As Needed
Summer 2012
Forget You
Hot
Summer 2018
Frosty the Snowman
Hot (Christmas)
Ghostbusters
Hot
x
Summer 2018
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Hot (Christmas)
Half-Time Caper (Roosevelt H.S. Fight Song)
Special - As Needed
Summer 2015
Happy
Hot
Summer 2014
Heartache Tonight
Warm
Spring 2017
Hey Baby!
Hot
High School Never Ends
Warm
Spring 2013
I'm Shipping Up to Boston
Warm
x
Spring 2017
In Heaven There Is No Beer
Warm
Jingle Bell Jam
Hot (Christmas)
Winter 2018
Jingle-Bell Rock
Hot (Christmas)
Winter 2018
Jump
In Rehearsal
x
Summer 2018
Long Train Runnin'
Hot
Spring 2010
Louie Louie (Vinson)
Warm
January 2009
Mighty Oregon
Special - As Needed
National Anthem March
Hot (Patriotic)
x
Summer 2005
National Emblem March
Special - As Needed
Summer 2016
Nutcracker Christmas Parade
Hot (Christmas)
Winter 2018
O Canada
Special - As Needed
One Mint Julep
Hot
Summer 2012
OSU Fight Song
Special - As Needed
Over Mountains and Valleys
Cool
February 2014
Over the Rainbow
Hot
Summer 2009
Overjoyed
Hot (Christmas)
x
Holiday 2013
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
Hot
Spring 2019
Poker Face
Warm
x
Spring 2011
Runaway Baby
Hot
Spring 2016
Salute to Julie and Homer
Warm
Spring 2010
Santa Baby
Hot (Christmas)
x
Holiday 2013
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Hot (Christmas)
Winter 2018
Semper Paratus
Warm (Patriotic)
x
Summer 2006
Shut Up and Dance
Hot
Summer 2018
So Very Hard to Go
Time to resurrect?
Summer 2010
Star-Spangled Banner
Patriotic
Stars and Stripes Forever
Patriotic
Sweet Caroline
Hot
Summer 2012
The Beat Goes On (cadence)
Hot (MUST memorize!)
x
Spring 2013
Thriller
Warm
January 2010
Time Warp
Hot
Spring 2019
Tribute to America
Hot (Patriotic)
x
Fall 2015
Uma Thurman
Hot
Spring 2017
Unchain My Heart
Warm
Summer 2014
Uptown Funk
Hot
x
Fall 2015
Venus
Hot
x
Summer 2018
Veterans Salute
Hot (Patriotic)
x
Washington Post March
Patriotic
We Like to Party
Hot
x
Summer 2018
We Need a Little Christmas
Hot (Christmas)
Winter 2018
We're An American Band
Warm
x
January 2009
Wooly Bully
Warm
x
Summer 2003
YMCA
Warm
Summer 2005
You're a Grand Old Flag
Hot (Patriotic)
x
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Hot (Christmas)
x
Coming Fall 2016

Dormant Tunes

Dormant tunes are things we used to play but aren't playing currently, or that have been handed out (or are at least available) but are still unprepared. In either case, Dormant tunes won't be played unless we specifically rehearse them to bring them back into the list and upgrade their temperature. There are enough Dormant tunes that they've now been moved here to a separate list to make the "active" list easier to read.

Name of Tune
Temperature
Parade?
When Added
Ain't Nothin' Wrong With That
Dormant
Spring 2011
All Right Now
Dormant
Any Way You Want It
Dormant
Bad Case of Loving You
Dormant - Unrehearsed
Bad Romance
Dormant
x
Summer 2011
Bend Me, Shape Me
Dormant
Spring 2011
Birdland
Dormant
Summer 2005
Blueberry Hilll
Dormant
Summer 2016
Blurred • Beautiful
Dormant
x
Summer 2014
Brick House
Dormant
Summer 2006
Cool Jerk
Dormant
Fall/Winter 2012
Crazy Train
Dormant
Danzon Street Groove
Dormant
Spring 2011
Desperado
Dormant
Summer 2010
Disco Inferno
Dormant
Enter Sandman
Dormant
Spring 2016
Fanfare for the Common Man
Dormant
Spring 2015
Final Analysis
Dormant - Unrehearsed
Fins
Dormant
Spring 2012
Gimme Some Lovin'
Dormant
Summer 2005
Holly Jolly Christmas
Dormant
Horse, The
Dormant
January 2010
Hot Stuff
Dormant
Spring 2010
Johnny B. Goode
Dormant - Unrehearsed
Joy to the World
Dormant
November 2002
Kansas City
Dormant - Unrehearsed
Last Night
Dormant
x
Long Live Texas
Dormant
x
Jan 2016
Louie Louie (Baratta)
Dormant
Summer 2003
Louie Louie with a Groove
Dormant
2007
Love the One You're With
Dormant - Unrehearsed
Love Train
Dormant
Fall 2009
Mary's Little Boy Child
Dormant (Christmas)
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Dormant
Spring 2015
Messin' with the Kid
Dormant
Pick Up the Pieces
Dormant - Resurrect?
Proud Mary
Dormant - Unrehearsed
Coming Soon
Rolling in the Deep
Dormant
November 2012
Shake Rattle and Roll
Dormant
Summer 2006
Sing a Song
Dormant
x
Spring 2011
Sing Sang Sung
Dormant - May try this again
Spring 2016
Soulfinger
Dormant
Summer 2002
Takin' It to the Streets
Dormant
Summer 2006
That's the Way I Like It
Dormant
Summer 2008
Toccata!
Dormant
Spring 2013
Up!
Dormant
x
Spring 2013
Village People Medley
Dormant - Unrehearsed
Word Up
Dormant
x
Spring 2011

 

 

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