I’m a lucky person on a lot of fronts, especially since I’ve experienced the gift of music my whole life. Throughout many years as a guitarist and even during my tenure at ShoreTel, I’ve been fortunate enough to play on … Continued
Battle of the Bands
Who doesn’t want to rock? At ShoreTel, we rock for a reason. Our Battle of the Bands program is designed to make the point that learning a new skill requires time, patience, teamwork and practice. We want people to apply these same learning methods to the skills they need to get better at their jobs and add value to ShoreTel. So, every year we call on our employees to get out of their comfort zones and try something radically different. Participants learn to play an instrument that they’ve never played before and bands are formed. The bands work together to select and perfect the songs that will lead them to glory at the final Battle of the Bands.
This year’s event, which will culminate with the final battle in January, will be even bigger and louder than ever before. We have 15 bands of ShoreTel employees across 5 locations, including our first international entry (Go Australia!). We’d like to thank our customers and partners who have sponsored the event in past years. We are learning while having a great time and can’t wait to put on a show! Read more about ShoreTel’s Battle of the Bands…
The act of singing differs greatly from playing a instrument- the singer, in essence, acts as the instrument. The vocal chords are your strings, your mouth is the horn and the correctness of your pitch is dictated by things like … Continued
It’s been quite an adventure learning guitar – my first experience with a musical instrument. After a few months of lessons and practice, it’s quite fun to take a guitar on a business trip. Especially if you luck out and … Continued
Look out Battler’s. Gutnick is bringing serious game!
It’s interesting hearing people’s reactions when I’ve shared about ShoreTel’s Battle of the Bands program and that I’m the guitarist for the band Sky High. Classic response from my 19 year old daughter: “OMG – you’re going through a mid-life … Continued
You can raise the roof with rock and roll, but you can also raise a few eyebrows when you tell your friends you work for a company that encourages you to learn music. Every company has benefits. Some have bagels … Continued
When I first told my wife about the Battle of the Bands program, her reaction was skeptical. She took piano lessons for years, but doesn’t like to perform. When my wife attended the Battle of the Bands event with me … Continued
My fears about band practice are numerous. I fear that we won’t pick the right song. Or that everyone will want their own solo. I am afraid that my band mates will hate my outfit suggestions or won’t recognize the … Continued
When I became a mom, I thought I would suddenly be able to some of the things my mom used to do for me when I was a kid, such as sewing clothes/costumes, fun art and other creative projects. I … Continued
The time is quickly approaching to begin practicing as a band. This is very exciting as well as a bit intimidating. Why? I am new to the musical game, have extremely high expectations of my own performance in any realm … Continued