A significant part of what makes the TBGO experience unique are the memories created by our tight-knit "band family" as we perform at local, national, and international events. Band associates defray their own travel expenses for these events, with the obvious but unfortunate consequence that some are left behind because of financial limitations when the band makes major road trips . The Travel Assistance Program was created to expand the range of band associates who can be part of those experiences by making trips more affordable for those who couldn't otherwise travel. As importantly, expanding our pool of travelers improves TBGO's ability to put on a great show at these events; band is a "team sport" and it takes strong representation from every segment of the band for us to put on our best show.

Donations to the Travel Assistance Program are solely used to award Travel Assistance Program Grants that reduce travel costs for band associates who would otherwise be unable to travel to major events. Details of the Travel Assistance Program are available here.

We hope you get a deep feeling of satisfaction knowing that YOU allow us to perform at a high school in the Bahamas, Portland's Sister City of Suzhou, the Seattle Seafair Torchlight Parade, or the Calgary Stampede — which means that YOU are part of that event too.

The Beat Goes On Marching Band is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization; donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donations to The Beat Goes On Marching Band Travel Assistance Program may qualify the donor to make matching donations to the Oregon Cultural Trust that are eligible for Oregon state tax credits to the extent specified by Oregon statute; see the Giving page on the Oregon Cultural Trust website for additional details.

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The Beat Goes On Marching Band
10321 SW Todd St
Portland, OR   97225-6959

Donations made via the PayPal link on this page are used to support the TBGO Travel Assistance Program. If you would like to support general TBGO operations, please see our General Donation page. To make a Memorial Donation in honor of a friend or loved one, please see our Memorial Donations page.

To contact us about making a gift to The Beat Goes On in other ways, please send mail to the TBGO Treasurer (treasurer@thebeatgoesonmb.org).