The face of Bryant High School’s Choral Department, the Honeybees, will be performing in Branson on December 2-3. The all female show choir is the opening act for The Osmond Family at the Andy Williams Theatre. The 800-seat auditorium is already sold out for the Saturday show. The Honeybees will also entertain a 700-member audience on the Showboat Branson Belle on Sunday.
The Honeybees feature music for all ages. Christmas favorites, hymns and folk songs are all part of the choreographed acapella set. The sixteen-member ensemble designs their own dance steps to the music they create.
Head Choral Director Julie White believes performing for Branson’s live audiences is a great experience for the group. “The students are able to work with professional stage sound and lighting. The reach of their music goes beyond the county, beyond the state. They return home better musicians.” Tanner Oglesby serves as Assistant Choral Director.
Student groups rarely open for acts such as The Osmonds. Because of the excellent reputation of the Honeybees, it was an honor for them to be selected. “The girls may be few in number but they have big sound. When their voices blend, they sound like one person signing. The tone is beautiful harmony,” said White.
The Honeybees, along with the other choirs in Bryant High School’s Choral Department, will perform at Love Auditorium on Friday, December 8 at 6:30pm for the annual concert. The event is free to the pubic.