BUSY BEE BAND & HONEYBEES
The Busy Bee Band & Honeybees boast an extremely robust media library of photos and videos. Many examples can be found throughout the website, especially through the history sections. We store most of our video library on YouTube, where you can subscribe to EFHSBusyBeeBand.
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On May 31, 1991, the East Fairmont Busy Bee Band & Honeybees, West Fairmont Polar Bear Band and North Marion Husky Band, along with Marion County citizens, came together at East-West Stadium to welcome home veterans of the Persian Gulf War and members of the 201st Field Artillery Regiment. The event also honored veterans of all wars. The video quality gets better later in the video.
To celebrate this 4th of July week, everyday we will bring you a Patriotic Performance from the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees. On Wednesday we brought you a historic performance from the Band's 2004 trip to Washington, DC. Following a performance at the Iwo Jima Marine Memorial, the group went to see the newly constructed World War II Memorial. Scheduled to be dedicated during Memorial Day Weekend 2004, the Memorial opened just three weeks prior to the band's arrival so that thousands of World War II Veterans could see the monument prior to the dedication. As they were exiting their buses in uniform, Director Earl McConnell was asked if his group would be able to perform briefly for the crowd by National Park Service Officer Brad Berger. Stating that the Band was able to perform the "Armed Forces Medley" which features all five songs of the military, Officer Berger allowed the group to perform for 10 minutes to a crowd of over 3,000 visitors. This marked the first performance by any musical ensemble at the newly built memorial. Afterwards, the Band traveled to Arlington National Cemetery where a wreath was presented at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Queen Bee Kate McConnell and Band Commander Kevin Mick presented the specially made wreath from the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees with the trained members of the Third United States Infantry who guard the Tomb continuously throughout the year.
On Monday, we posted segment from Follies 2001 in our week-long July 4th celebration. Follies 2001 featured our new Festival of Flags, the United States Marine Corps 4th Marine Division - Alpha Company and a presentation to J. Michael Rennie, who secured the group's tour of Air Force One during their 2001 visit to Washington, DC for the 2001 Presidential Inaugural Parade. Bringing out the American Flag with the United States Marines is none other than Busy Bee Band Director, Mr. TJ Bean.
To celebrate this 4th of July week, everyday we will bring you a Patriotic Performance from the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees. Tuesday, we brought you the 1996 Pre-Game Show at Three Rivers Stadium in which Band Commander Desmond Donlin and 13-time West Virginia State Champion in track and cross country Holly Hunter re-enact the running of the Olympic Torch around the Steelers field. This presentation was in celebration of the recent 1996 Summer Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia. The band finishes off their pre-game show by marching into a giant block "S" for Steelers.
Opening Overture from Follies 1979
Fanfare Herald Trumpets from Follies 1992
1992 Field Show at Laidley Field in Charleston, West Virginia
2007 Busy Bee Band & Honeybees Field Show at Laidley Field
Busy Bee Band's 2018 Field Show at Mountaineer Field
The Busy Bee Band & Honeybees present their 2017 Field Show at East-West Stadium in Fairmont, West Virginia
The Bee Band And presents the music of Star Wars during Follies 2017, along with a few extra guests!
1997 Field Show at the Massillon Tiger Swing Band Review
The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Parade for George H. W. Bush - Busy Bee Band & Honeybees
Groups first performance of 2018 at McKinney Field in Grafton
Busy Bee Band Herald Trumpets present the music of John Williams, incluind "Olympic Spirit" and "Summon the Heroes"
East Fairmont presents the "Tapestry of Flags" during its 2000 Pregame Show at East-West Stadium
Additional videos available on YouTube