The Beat Goes On Marching Band
Video Gallery

The best way to appreciate TBGO is to see us in performance, but hey -- not everyone is that lucky! <grin> Don't despair -- here are a few clips of shows and parades from across the country and around the world.

March 2017 — St Patrick's Day —
Savannah, Georgia

2017 brought TBGO's first trip to the Southeastern U.S. as we performed in the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade -- the second largest in the country and one of the largest in the world. Thanks to WTOC Savannah for the TV coverage.

2017 Savannah coverage includes Fireball and (as the band disappears from view) Wooly Bully.

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September 2017 — Bay Area Fun Festival —
Coos Bay, Oregon

Here's a little video from our first run down the Southern Oregon coast. Enjoy our little dance buddy!

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April 2016 — Spring Showcase —
Tigard, Oregon

The Spring Showcase was an opportunity for TBGO (and three other local bands) to strut their stuff on stage in a fun afternoon of music. The 2016 show includes Uptown Funk, One Mint Julep, Fireball, Enter Sandman, Runaway Baby, and more.

April 2015 — Spring Showcase —
Tigard, Oregon

The Spring Showcase was an opportunity for TBGO (and three other local bands) to strut their stuff on stage in a fun afternoon of music. The 2015 show includes Unchain My Heart, Blurred Lines, What Makes You Beautiful, Fanfare for the Common Man, and more.

September 2014 — Shanghai Tourism Festival —
People's Republic of China

TBGO took China by storm as the sole invited U.S. representative to the 2014 Shanghai Tourism Festival. In this clip we perform live for 200 million viewers at the TV area of the Grand Opening Parade featuring We're an American Band and, um, the Northwest National Anthem.

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September 2014 — Shanghai Tourism Festival —
People's Republic of China

Besides its usual parade performance, the band played its "TV show" at a couple of other designated areas along the route. Here's a look at TBGO "up close and personal" with the crowd at the second performance area further down the parade route.

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September 2014 — Shanghai Tourism Festival —
People's Republic of China

While in China the band performed at multiple locations, including this opportunity to cut loose at the foot of the 1,535 foot tall Oriental Pearl Tower. Check out the "dance performances" by tour guide Annie and a member of the Bulgarian dance troupe!

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July 2014 — Nation's Oldest July 4 Celebration —
Bristol, Rhode Island

In July 2014 TBGO visited New England to be part of the Bristol Fourth of July Parade, the oldest continuous July 4th celebration in the United States dating back to 1785. Before the parade started, we had the opportunity to perform several tunes for the ABC 6 TV cameras. Thanks a bunch to ABC for sharing these two clips with us!

In this clip: National Anthem March and Five O'Clock World.

July 2014 — Nation's Oldest July 4 Celebration —
Bristol, Rhode Island

A second pre-parade performance at the 2014 Bristol Fourth of July Parade. This clip features one of TBGO's long-standing favorite tunes, America the Beautiful.

April 2014 — Oregon Adult Band Festival

The Oregon Adult Band Festival is a (mostly) annual affair in which community bands gather to perform for (mostly) each other. TBGO played its first OABF in 2014. Here are some of the highlights.

February 2014 — Chinese New Year Parade —
San Francisco, California

A million people lined the streets for the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade on a perfect February evening in 2014. Bring on the dragons!

July 2012 — Seafair Torchlight Parade —
Seattle, Washington

Since 1950, thousands of spectators have gathered on a warm July night to watch as parade units march, float and dance in celebration of Seattle. TBGO joined the Seafair Torchlight Parade in 2012. As an added bonus, the band was joined on cymbals by author Robert Fulghum (Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten) performing in his first-ever parade. Thanks to KIRO 7 television in Seattle for this coverage.

May 2013 — Oregon House of Representatives —
Salem, Oregon

On May 6, 2013 TBGO had the honor of being the first marching band ever to open a session of the Oregon State Legislature. Many thanks to Representative Jeff Reardon for sponsoring the band. Watch us Rock the House!!!

October 2011 — NWAPA Marching Band Championships —
Hillsboro, Oregon

On October 29, 2011 TBGO made its first public appearance, performing for 4000+ band kids and their parents in Hillsboro Stadium at the Northwest Association for the Performing Arts Marching Band and Auxiliary Championships. It was a very high-energy day for the band as you can tell from these video clips.

Here's the opening of our show, featuring Word Up and Long Train Runnin'.

October 2011 — NWAPA Marching Band Championships —
Hillsboro, Oregon

More from the NWAPA Championships: a groovy rendition of Earth, Wind & Fire's Sing a Song.

October 2011 — NWAPA Marching Band Championships —
Hillsboro, Oregon

Join us uptown in the Harlem of the 1950's where the jazz was cool, the girls were hot, and EVERYONE was jumpin' at Birdland.

October 2011 — NWAPA Marching Band Championships —
Hillsboro, Oregon

Public safety alert! Eyewitness reports say zombies have infested Hillsboro Stadium - film at 11!<

October 2011 — NWAPA Marching Band Championships —
Hillsboro, Oregon

Here's the closing number from the show, Lady Gaga's Poker Face. You can tell the adrenaline was flowing that day — the tempo on this is outrageous!