Durham advertising agency McKinney is once again seeking some corporate types willing to band together for a cause.
Yes, it’s time for the (almost) annual Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands, where the suits let down their hair, dig their wah-wah pedals out of the closet and compete for fun and a local charity.
This year’s battle, sponsored by McKinney, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. Past competitions have raised more than $850,000 for local charities.
The proceeds from this year’s event will go to Book Harvest, a nonprofit that provides books to Triangle children in need. Founded in 2011, it’s distributed more than 270,000 books so far.
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To compete, bands must have between three and 10 members, most of whom must be on the company payroll. The registration fee is $2,000 through July 1; after that, it rises to $2,500. You can find registration forms at trianglebattle.com.
Keep in mind that, although bands aren’t required to adopt clever names, it is expected.
As for corporate band groupies, well, good luck with that.