Corporate Rockers Win Battle Of The Band Challenge
Update: Sprint's Cleyson Brown Unlimited won first place. The band was also recognized for Best Horns (David Freeland), Best Bass Player (Frank Minolfo), and Best Drummer (Jason Smith).
Original post follows:
Companies around the country will be in heavy competition this weekend - on stage, with musical instruments.
The FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands takes place on Saturday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. And this year, one Kansas City-area company made the cut.
Cleyson Brown Unlimited, a seven-member band of Sprint employees, plays mostly classic rock.
The band takes its name from the company's history. Cleyson Brown of Abilene, Kan., founded Brown Telephone Company, which later become Sprint.
In April, they competed in Nashville, Tenn. in the regionals for the FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands:
Sprint's Cleyson Brown Unlimited made it to the finals, and on Saturday, they'll compete against seven other company bands, such as Mattel's The Toys and Hasbro's Toys 2 Men. The band is slated to play at 8:10 pm for a 15-minute set, the fifth band in the lineup.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will provide a live stream on their website.