For Immediate Release
Battle of the Bosses Halloween Edition – Bosses Rock for Charity
October 10, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kahului, HI – Battle of the Bosses is an all-out music competition where leaders of major companies take the stage with a band of talented employees from all corners of their businesses, rock out for a live audience, and raise money for charitable causes. The event was conceived from the idea that many business leaders have a connection with music and also seek opportunities charge up their staff, do something different and out of the box. The event is conceived and created by SongDivision, which works with Fortune 500 companies in over 30 countries, using music to reinforce corporate values, strengthen company relationships, and build meaningful brands.
This year’s Battle of the Bosses will take on a Rocking Halloween theme on Monday, October 28 at Mulligan’s on the Blue in Wailea from 6-10 PM. Bands will put last year’s title winner, The Four Season Resort Maui, up against newcomer’s from DeSilva Meeting Consultants. The nonstop rocking vibes include Rock n’ Roll Trivia, Live Band Karaoke and even a Lip Sync Battle so even the audience can get involved.
Last September at Fleetwoods in Lahaina, two bosses and their teams went head to head in an all-out rock band showdown for SongDivision’s first ever ‘Battle Of The Bosses,’ also a fundraiser benefiting Imua Family Services. Andaz Maui boss, Michael Jakovich and his band, made up of a solid crew of his finest employees and boldly competed against Martin Dell of The Four Seasons Maui Resort & Spa and their rockin’ crew. What surprised and delighted the audience was how good both bands were at getting people to their feet to cheer, dance, and sing along to recent and classics rock hits. Andaz Maui took the stage first performing epic numbers such as: “Unaware” by Allen Stone, “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton, and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Later, The Four Seasons came out strong with “Ex’s & Oh’s” by Elle King, “Marry You” by Bruno Mars, and “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” by the Beastie Boys.
In the end, three judges, which included Bonny Wilson of OnMaui Magazine, David Wiltzie from Mana’o Radio, and Nashville session musician Jeff Bowen, made the difficult decision and named The Four Seasons the 2018, and first ever, winners of the Battle of the Bosses.
Battle of the Bosses 2019: Halloween Edition, at Mulligan’s on the Blue is open to the public as well. Presale tickets are $30 through the Imua Family Services Website – Click Here or $40 at the door. Tickets include (2) drinks and all proceeds will benefit Imua Family Services.
MC for the evening will be SongDivision’s John Lombardo, who has toured with the likes of Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins. In his words, “employee participation is integral to creating a fun, supportive atmosphere and reinforcing the purpose of the event – we guarantee the audience will have as much fun as the bands on stage.”
About SongDivision: SongDivision is a global provider of collaborative musical experiences for the meetings and events industry offering team building, conference openers & closers, corporate entertainment, and brand activation services. SongDivision has received worldwide recognition for its innovative experiences that unite companies around their purpose using the science of music. www.songdivision.com
“I have always believed that if you want to get different results you have to step out on a limb and do something different! What could be more different for Maui’s top executives than taking the stage in a Rock Band format while team building with their company and supporting Imua Family Services? Everybody wins – or should I say everybody ROCKS!” – Dean Wong, Executive Director, Imua Family Services
About Imua Family Services: Imua Family Services began in 1947 providing services to children with Polio in the Territory of Hawaii. Today, 73 years later, Imua is still making significant progress working with families and children together with a broad scope of child development programs including: Infant & Early Childhood Services, Imua Autism Services, Imua Inclusion Preschool, Camp Imua and Dream Imua.
NOTE: Pictures attached are from 2018 Year’s Battle of the Bosses, include: MC John Lombardo of SongDivision, The Four Seasons Maui Band including Martin Dell, Resort Manager and Bonnie Willson of OnMaui Magazine