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Follies 2006

 

Follies 2006 premiered on April 6, 2006 at a sold-out East Fairmont High School Auditorium. This marked the 34th Annual Production of spring tradition . The 4 show performed by the group attracted over 3,000 patrons. The show opened with the group playing the opening fanfare from "That's Entertainment" followed by "Everything's Coming up Roses." The Honeybees were then featured during the Frank Stallone's hit "Far From Over." The band completed the opening overture by playing the Boston Pops Orchestra closing to "New York, New York."


Honeybees featured during "Far From Over"

The band then performed the David Shaffer concert band arrangement of "Hope, Honor, Glory." The Busy Bee Band Herald Trumpeters next took to the stage as they played John Williams' Olympic music, "The Olympic Spirit" and "Summon the Heroes." Herald Trumpet players were Cari Baker, Sarah Carpenter, Ryan Conover, Rebecca DeWitt, Benn Linger, Dorien Plutzner, Benjamin Rush and Richard Satterfield. The audience then was treated to a presentation of Broadway which included photos of the sites the band will be visiting during their May trip to New York City.

The Busy Bee Band Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone Section was featured in the swing classic "In the Mood" and then the Honeybees danced to the Count Basie hit "Jumpin' at the Woodside." The band then played the "Armed Forces Salute" which includes The Cassion Song - Official Song of the United States Army, The U.S. Air Force Song - Official Song of the United States Air Force, Anchors Aweigh - The Official Song of the United States Navy, Semper Paratus (Always Ready) - The Official Song of the United States Coast Guard and The Marines Hymn - Official Song of the United States Marine Corps. Current and past members of each branch were asked to stand and be recognized during their song.

The music of Chicago was next in line for the band as they played "Make Me Smile," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Saturday in the Park" and "25 Or 6 to 4." Two long-standing trademarks of the Honeybees have been their captivating smiles and their ever-popular precision of their kickline. The group closed Act I of Follies 2006 with their traditional kickline with a Manhattan flavor to the ever-popular "New York, New York."


Busy Bee Band Herald Trumpets present the Olympic music of John Williams

Opening Act II, the group performed music from the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit "Wicked." The production tells the stoy of the Wicked Witch of the West - known as Elphaba - whose side of life we only knew from the movie The Wizard of Oz. Jenna Rakocky played the "good witch" Galinda and Taylor Moran played the "evil witch" Elfaba. Each "witch" called out their dancers with the production culminating in both groups dancing together before the witches returned to their respective ways.

September of 2005 was the passing of Dr. Alfred Reed, noted composer of Wind Ensemble music in the United States. The band performed the traditional concert piece "Festival Prelude," one of Reed's earliest and most powerful works. The audience was then treated with the distinctive "Sounds of the Busy Bee Band" as each section of the Busy Bee Band was featured playing the Ohio State Fight Song "Across the Field."


Honeybees dance during the production "Wicked"

Next, Queen Bee Taylor Moran took to the stage to present highlights from the 2006 Field Show, including the opening number "Curtain Up." The Honeybees then took to the stage as the band played the Spencer Davis Group number "Give Me Some Lovin'." The Busy Bee Band percussion section then took to the stage to present their own unique solo created by members of the group.

The Class of 2006 was saluted as they took their final curtain call on the Follies stage to "Broadway Razzle-Dazzle." This year's group has participated in Band Spectaculars at Massillon, Ohio; Upper St. Clair, Bethel Park and Peters Township, Pennsylvania, along with performances at the Jacksonville, Florida Gator Bowl, the Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia, Washington, DC, Walt Disney World and this May in New York City at Rockefeller Center as well as onboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Interpid. Members of the Class of 2006 are Jade Audia, Brittany Bailey, Cari Baker, Molly Born, Heather Buchanan, Ashley Bunner, Sarah Carpenter, Ryan Conover, Andrew Fluharty, Jacque Garza, Jordan Garza, Tanya Griffith, Laura Honaker, Samantha Huffman, Barrett Kabulski, Brittany Bailey, Brandon Lake, Wes Liddle, Benn Linger, Beth Lopez, Steve Lopez, Amber McIe, Taylor Moran, Sierra Musgrove, Dorien Plutzner, Jenna Rakocky, Amanda Rice, Melissa Riddle, Richard Satterfield, Jessica Saurborn, Ashley Sidow, Jana Smallwood, Tonya Summers, Melinda Walton, Mark Wilfong and Josh Yow.


Busy Bee Band Percussion Section featured during the field show highlights

With America's upcoming observance of our nation's 230th birthday, the Busy Bee Band & Honeybees took a moment to marvel at that precise historical moment when the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was hand delivered to John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, for his signature. Presenting the document were five delegates, chosen to craft the words of America's declaration as penned by Thomas Jefferson. Acting the parts were Mr. Steve Denham as John Hancock; Mr. Jim Wilson as John Adams; Mr. Michael Boyce as Thomas Jefferson; Mr. Rick Floyd as Benjamin Franklin; Mr. Jim Ervin as Roger Sherman and Mr. Chuck Sconish as Robert Livingston. During the reenactment, the band presented music from Leland Forsblad's "Thirteen Stars." Voices of some of America's greatest leaders for independence -- Franklin Roosevelt, John Foster Dulles, Harry Truman, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dwight Eisenhower -- were then played during Lowell Mason's "Nearer, My God to Thee." Follies 2006 then closed with "That's Entertainment " and the traditional presentation of the "Busy Bee Band Bouquet" by Queen Bee Taylor Moran.

Follies 2006 Committees

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Opening

Busy Bee Band

Herald Trumpeters

Herald Trumpeters

Herald Trumpeters

Herald Trumpeters

Jumpin' at the Woodside

Honeybee Kickline

Wicked

Wicked

Wicked

Wicked

Wicked

Wicked

Busy Bee Band

Honeybees

Honeybees

Pecussion Feature

Percussion Feature

Percussion Feature

Percussion Feature

Senior Salute

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1776

1776

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks
 
Closing Remarks by Dr. Phares
 

 

 

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