Many years back soon soon after I commenced my leisure enterprise, I read about a “Struggle of the Bands” company occasion showcasing two of the top 10 show bands in the U.S. A several decades later, I heard about a different company event “battle” that includes–surprise–the exact two bands with the similar outcome. A whole lot of lucky, joyful company workers and administration at these two events!
You don’t hear much about this variety of function nowadays since they rarely materialize with corporations slicing again and (I consider) silly worries about “partying while Rome burns”! But a “Struggle of the Bands” celebration is no much less fascinating and extraordinary nowadays than it was 10 or fifteen years back.
Some would ask, “Why double your amusement expense when you can get by with just one band only?” and of course, that is a reliable argument versus owning a “Struggle of the Bands”. The answer of class is, “For those people seeking to do something ‘out of the box’, a little something unique and a thing particular!”
There is, in my belief, a single way to do this sort of a exceptional and exceptional party and that is to do just as all those companies back again in 1999 and 2002 did–hire two of the extremely ideal exhibit bands in the U.S., have a enormous two-stage established with a big dance flooring encompassing both of those total with two sets of truss lighting (with shifting lights and lasers) and end the established-up with flown line array speakers (hung from the ceiling for optimum sound dispersal). This way, all the guest clanking of plates and dialogue (“din”) is not going to interfere with the band audio (You most generally see/listen to this sound procedure employed at trade demonstrates in which the producers want the tunes heard all through the convention centre). An 1st-fee emcee is “a must” for an celebration like this, introducing every single band and directing guests to voting for their favourite band at the finish of the evening.
Just one band plays a 45-minute or hour-very long established bringing some guests to the dance ground, then as they finish, the lights go out on their phase as the neighboring phase lights up with the competitor band starting up its 45-minute established without missing a beat (A 90-minute dance established is typically long sufficient for the most avid dance partners). A quick interlude follows the two band sets so the company can chat and the wait around staff can distinct the tables, etcetera. The two bands share an additional 90-minute established every providing attendees a opportunity to dance some far more and gauge each band’s talent.
Upon returning to their tables, the attendees uncover voting cards inquiring them which band was “the finest”. Following marking their assortment, the playing cards are picked up by wait personnel and tabulated by the CEO’s assistants. He/she announces the successful band which performs a person closing go over. The “Struggle of the Bands” winner is awarded either a dollars prize, spherical journey airfares to Hawaii or anything similar and the party will come to a near.
Right now, there are a confined amount of high quality Las Vegas exhibit bands in America to find for themed situations. I phone them “Las Vegas show bands” because they execute primarily at Las Vegas company activities and since these performances normally aspect a alter of costumes and some aspect choreographed entrance lines. A single of these teams features a string trio in their 12-piece and much larger variations offering a nice “undercurrent” to rock and pop ballads and to Motown addresses these as “My Woman”. They are “a need to” for ELO’s hits this sort of as “It’s A Livin’ Detail”.
A “Battle of the Bands” extravaganza… a corporate celebration to bear in mind!