1997 - 2000

Fall 1996

The 1996-1997 Busy Bee Band & Honeybees, at that time marking the largest band in the history of East Fairmont High School with a combined total of 177 members.

"Busy Bee Band Follies '97"

Members of the Honeybees perform Jellicle Ball from the musical "Cats".

Representatives of the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard join the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees for the closing of Follies '97.

The Busy Bee Band & Honeybees perform at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida during Disney's 25th Anniversary Celebration in 1997.

Fall 1997 Field Show Performances

Busy Bee Band & Honeybees perform "Jellicle Ball" from the musical Cats during their 1997 field show at the Morgantown Band Spectacular at Mountaineer Field.

The Busy Bee Band & Honeybees of East Fairmont High School present their 1997 Field Show at the Massillon Tiger Swing Band Review held in Massillon, Ohio.

"Busy Bee Band Follies '98"

Busy Bee Band & Honeybees, Class of 1998

The Busy Bee Band debut "the barrels" during their 1998 Field Show performance at the Bethel Park Band Spectacular

"Busy Bee Band Follies '99"

Busy Bee Band & Honeybees, Class of 1999

L-R: Queen Bee Blaire Nuzum, Senator Robert C. Byrd, Hovah and Governor Cecil H. Underwood and Director Earl W. McConnell at the 1999 opening of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System at the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia 

"Busy Bee Band Follies 2000"

Follies 2000 featured the 244-member Busy Bee Band & Honeybees take the stage to experience the thrill of their participation in the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade.  Selections included "California, Here We Come," "Strike Up the Band" and the Busy Bee Band's signature song "Swingin' Chariots."

The Honeybees are were featured in several numbers during Follies 2000, including a salute to the Roarin' 20's with selections from Cole Porter and the traditional Honeybee kickline to George Gershwin's "Bidin' My Time."

The 5-night running of Follies brought over 4,000 patrons to the East Fairmont High School Auditorium.  Highlights included music by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, a tribute to Frank Sinatra and a takeoff on James Bond.

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