The Beat Goes On Marching Band Sound & Video Gallery

Video

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.

Savannah 2017 Parade

April 2016:  Spring Showcase 2016

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.

 

 

April 2016:  Spring Showcase 2016

The annual Spring Showcase has become a favorite event for TBGO. It's an opportunity for us (and three other local bands) to strut our stuff on stage in a fun afternoon of music. Here are TBGO's shows from two of the events.

2016 Showcase includes Uptown Funk, One Mint Julep, Fireball,
Enter Sandman, Runaway Baby, more.

2015 Showcase includes Unchain My Heart, Blurred Lines, What Makes You Beautiful, Fanfare for the Common Man, more

April 2015:  Spring Showcase 2015

September 2014:  Shanghai Tourism Festival

TBGO took China by storm at the 2014 Shanghai Tourism Festival!

Left:  TBGO performs live for 200 million viewers at the TV area of the Grand Opening Parade.

Right: 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 Performance Area 2

     

September 2014:  Galaxy Plaza, Suzhou, China

While in China the band had multiple performance opportunities.
Below: Welcome to Suzhou!

Welcome to Suzhou!

Left: The band works on its Chinese line dancing in Suzhou's Galaxy Plaza.

Right:  TBGO cuts 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!

September 2014:  Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China

     

July 2014:  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. 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 with us!

Left:  National Anthem March and Five O'Clock World.

Right:  America the Beautiful

 

July 2014:  Bristol, Rhode Island

     

April 2014:  Oregon Adult Band Festival

Left:  TBGO played its first Oregon Adult Band Festival show in 2014. Here are some of the highlights.

Right:  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!

 

 

February 2014:  San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade

     

July 2012:  Seattle Seafair Torchlight Parade

Left:  TBGO travels to Seattle for the 2012 Seafair Torchlight Parade (coverage thanks to KIRO 7 television in Seattle).

Right: 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!!!

May 6, 2013:  Oregon House of Representatives

     

Word Up

Here are the opening and closing numbers from our October 2011 performance at the Northwest Association for the Performing Arts Marching Band Championships.

 

Poker Face

     

Sing a Song

Here's a couple more from the NWAPA Championships. At left, a groovy rendition of an Earth Wind & Fire favorite. At right, 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.

 

Birdland

     

Thriller

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

 

Meet The Beat! Take the ten-cent tour with this video

 

Sound Recordings

The Beat Goes On has a pretty eclectic play list, but at the end of the day many of our favorite tunes come down heavily on the side of good old rock 'n' roll, funk, and R&B. Here's a quick selection of some of the tunes in our repertoire (which is French for "stuff we like to play"):

Bad Romance Domino Hot Stuff
Wooly Bully Sweet Caroline  
Five O'Clock World Poker Face  

Even though we don't play much Sousa we do play a lot of events with a patriotic theme. Here are a couple of our favorites:

National Anthem March Veterans Salute America the Beautiful

Hear those sleigh bells jingling? (Ring-ting-tingling too?) Yep, we do holiday parades -- and we make sure that every tune has a little "TBGO something special" as part of it:

Santa Baby God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen  

 

 


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