July 1, 2019
The 6th annual Battle of the Biotech Bands was on May 30th. Each year, four bands consisting of biotech industry employees, compete for the number one spot with hit-covers and an energy that never fails to amaze. The winner is awarded 50% of the event’s proceeds, which are donated to the charity of their choosing. The remaining proceeds are split amongst the other bands’ chosen charities.
2019 bands and charities:
- Semi Good Lookin’ – Playing for International FOP Association
- Led Zymmelin – Playing for Harmony4Hope
- JC & the Beakers – Playing for The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (this year’s winner!)
- Almost the Cure – Playing for Joseph’s Hope Scholarship Fund for Epilepsy Foundation of New England
The Battle of the Biotech Bands is a super fun event, and one that we at TRIA like to support. This year, we (Donald and Staci) were given the opportunity to act as band leads. Working closely with the event co-chairs and the band members, we helped to make sure that shared instruments would be available, sound check times were scheduled, and, most importantly, that everyone would be comfortable when it was their turn to hit the stage. Being backstage offered us a different perspective, but one that was just as fun as being among the crowd.
This year, Battle of the Biotech Bands raised $120,000 for charity. A commendable achievement aided by the hard work of the bands, organizers, volunteers, and attendees.
Check out some of the pictures we took backstage. Can’t wait for next year!