2000 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES TRIP COVERAGE
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On January 1, 2000, the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees marched into history as they performed in the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The group prepared for over a year for what remains the most anticipated and most watched parade in the world. Over 465 million people watch the parade in 100 countries around the world. The Tournament of Roses Parade draws coverage from all three major networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) and is broadcast on the Home & Garden Television Network and VIDEOSPEC. The U.S. Armed Forces Television Network also distributes the program live.
The Tournament of Roses Parade is considered the most unique parade in the world, consisting only of Bands, Floats and Equestrian units. Starting as early as 6:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve, more than one million people are allowed to "hold" their spots on the streets of Pasadena, awaiting the 8:00 a.m. (PST) start of the parade.
TOURNAMENT OF ROSES TOUR ITINERARY
December 29, 1999:
The band will be departing East Fairmont High School at various times according to their flight schedules to head to the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport via Central Cab Charter Buses. The band will arrive and check-in to their hotel in California.
December 30, 1999:
The group will participate in BANDFEST. Bandfest is a unique opportunity for the participating groups to perform their halftime show for the 1999 season. The group will also have a picture taken in front of the prestigious and history Rose Bowl Stadium.
December 31, 1999:
The band will take a tour of the Santa Monica Pier along the Pacific Ocean. The group will stop at Hard Rock Cafe for lunch before taking a tour through Beverly Hills. Later that evening, the group will have an opportunity to ring in the New Year.
January 1, 2000:
The group will participate in the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade. The parade will begin at 8:00 a.m. (PST), with our patrons on the East Coast being able to see us at 11:00 a.m. (EST) on any of the three major television networks. After the conclusion of the parade, the group will return to the hotel for a chance to rest and a evening bar-b-que.
January 2, 2000:
The band will head to Disneyland where it will perform in the Mainstreet, USA Parade, becoming the first West Virginia Band to have performed at both Disney Complexes in the United States.
January 3, 2000:The band will be departing California for its final trip back to Pittsburgh where they will be met with Central Cab Charter Buses for their return trip to Fairmont.
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On February 15, 2000, the West Virginia State Legislature honored the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees for their participation in the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, by presenting the band with a citation from both the House of Delegates and the West Virginia State Senate.
SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 15 - Senate Year 2000
(By Senators Prezioso, Oliverio, Edgell and Kessler)
Congratulating East Fairmont High School marching band as the first north-central West Virginia school to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 2000.
Whereas, The East Fairmont High School marching band was selected as one of fifteen marching bands from across the United States to perform in the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California; and
Whereas, During their performance, the East Fairmont High School "Busy Bees" were viewed by over one million parade-goers along the six-mile parade route, plus millions more who watched the parade on television around the world; and
Whereas, The theme for the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade was "Celebration 2000-Visions of the Future". As all West Virginia watched with pride as the East Fairmont High School marching band performed, they saw a vision of West Virginia's future; and
Whereas, With pride and distinction, the East Fairmont High School "Busy Bees" and the "Honeybees" were judged as the number one representative of a geographical region; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby congratulates the East Fairmont High School marching band for its selection and participation in the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate recognizes the pride and distinction the "Busy Bees" brought not only to East Fairmont High School, but to the entire State of West Virginia by their performance at the first Tournament of Roses Parade of the new millennium; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the East Fairmont High School marching band.