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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busybeeband.com will cover the entire California trip with daily updates to the site covering everything that the group did for that day. The updates will include recent pictures and the complete itinerary for the following day. If you are unable to make the long trip to Pasadena with the group, be sure to take the trip with us virtually by watching us on the Web!
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.