Kick-off For 2nd Annual Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands Rocks Into Durham

The Loreleis from UNC-CH belt out a harmony-filled version of “Carry on My Wayward Son” at the kick-off for the 2nd Annual Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands.

Get that spandex out of the attic.  Well, maybe just let it rest in peace.   The 2007 Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands is officially underway.

The kick-off to announce the 2nd annual Battle took place on Thursday, February 8, 2007, at 5:30pm in American Tobacco’s Bay 7.  Corporate bands from all over the Triangle will go head-to-head at American Tobacco on Saturday, May 19th to fight for the title.  And have no fear, Capitol Broadcasting Company’s notorious and well-noted band, Transmit This!, will be among the competitors.

Slots are still available and Transmit This! is wanting some good competition.  So if you have a group of not less than three and not more than ten company members (including one senior level executive) who can strum a guitar, hum a tune and bang a gong, the 2007 Battle wants you!

The 2007 Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands is also still seeking sponsors.  American Tobacco & McKinney-Silver are gold sponsors.  Many more are needed to make the event a huge success for Durham’s Communities in Schools.

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The Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands is quickly becoming an annual tradition.


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WRAL-TV’s Leesa Moore Craigie (l to r), aka Band Mom for CBC’s Transmit This!, joins CBC’s Jan Sharp & MIX 101.5’s Bill Jordan in kicking off the 2007 Battle.

MIX 101.5 morning show co-host Bill Jordan served as musical mogul, guide and guru for the evening kick-off.

“On May 19th, the Battle will compete for one night to reclaim their youth, their waistlines, (some of) their hair – all to lay hold to a year’s worth of bragging rights,” he said.

Brad Brinegar
McKinney President & CEO Brad Brinegar rocks at the podium. His company founded the Battle last year.
Bob Ashby & Marion Youngblood
The Herald-Sun’s Bob Ashby (center) & Youngblood Events’ Marion Youngblood (right) show their support for corporate rockers.

Last year the 1st annual Battle brought in over $100,000 for the kids of SeeSaw Studios.  That money provided over two years of operational funding for SeeSaw Studios to provide an after school safe haven, teaching kids not just about design, but about leadership and life skills.  Over 1200 people cheered the 8 bands on last year, contributing to this worthy cause.

The 2007 Battle will raise money for the Communities in Schools of Durham.  The funds raised will be earmarked to go help reduce the dropout rate in Durham.  In the past year 520 kids dropped out of Durham Public Schools.  And unfortunately there is a direct correlation of the dropout rate to crime.

So sign up your company band, join as a sponsor or just come out and enjoy a great night for a great cause.

Rock on!

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ATC’s Tex Law (l to r), MIX 101.5’s Bill Jordan & ATC’s Michael Goodmon get the crowd ready to rock-n-roll.
Erroll Reese & Shawntel Wuerch
Erroll Reese (left) & Shawntel Wuerch are working hard to secure corporate sponsorship for the event.
The Loreleis treat the crowd to another rocking number.
Bill Jordan
MIX 101.5’s Bill Jordan welcomes the crowd and plays Dick Clark for the kick-off.
Bud Reiter-Lavery
Bud Reiter-Lavery, Executive Director of Communities in Schools of Durham, tells the crowd what a difference prevention can make in lowering the high school drop out rate.
The Quarrymen are the epitome of mixing rock and supporting youth. The band hails from the Durham School of the Arts.

Thanks to FOX 50’s Niel Sollod (aka Transmit This lead guitarist Caesar)
for these capcom photos.

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