BUSY BEE BAND & HONEYBEES
1985 - 1988
"Busy Bee Band Follies '85"
"A Chorus Line" . . . Alumnae Honeybees (1969-1984) recall their tryouts for a position in the Chorus Line of their time. In the show's finale, the group returned to "Celebration" and closed by singing "The Best of Times".
1985 Field Show at Three Rivers Stadium
The Busy Bee Band & Honeybees present their 1985 Field Show at Three Rivers Stadium during halftime of a Pittsburgh Steelers football game.
"Busy Bee Band Follies '86"
Busy Bee Band & Honeybees
Welcomes As Guest Conductor
Dr. William C. Moffit
Director, Athletic Band, Purdue University
The Busy Bee Band Proudly Premieres
"The Best of The Boss"
"The Best of The Boss," an arrangement of Bruce Springsteen's most popular hits, has just been arranged for band by Dr. William C. Moffit. These selections were a gift from him to the Busy Bee Band. Dr. Moffit was third director of the Purdue University "All-American" Marching Band and his "Patterns of Motion" marching concepts remain the basis for the Busy Bee Band field shows to this day.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats", the dazzling Broadway hit musical, was adapted for "Follies '86", "Jellicle Cats" shown include Renee' Shipley, Julie Phillips, Michelle Arcue, Tammy Hartley, and Dee Dee Walker.
1987 Parade at EPCOT Center in Orlando, Florida
The Honeybees, long known for their trademark miles, are shown on parade at EPCOT CENTER in May 1987 in Orlando, Florida.
1988 Field Show at Three Rivers Stadium
The Busy Bee Band & Honeybees present their 1988 Field Show at Three Rivers Stadium during halftime of a Pittsburgh Steelers football game.
"Busy Bee Band Follies '88"
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" is brought to life within the auditorium. From the audience he is visible throughout the evening; his large chandelier hung overhead, until he finally appears on stage, only to magically dissolve into the floor with his opera star.
(Phantom - Ed Butcher with Honeybee Jo Ella Sell)