‘Battle Of The Bosses’ rock band event benefits Imua Family Services

Dean Wong, executive director of Imua Family Services, (from left) is shown with Four Seasons Maui Resort & Spa’s Martin Dell and Andaz Maui’s Michael Jakovich during the first ever “Battle Of The Bosses,” a fundraiser benefiting Imua Family Services at Fleetwood’s in Lahaina.

On Sept. 22, two bosses and their teams went head to head in an all-out rock band showdown for SongDivision’s first “Battle Of The Bosses,” a fundraiser benefiting Imua Family Services at Fleetwood’s on Front Street in Lahaina.

Andaz Maui boss, Michael Jakovich and his band, made up of a crew of his employees, competed against Martin Dell of The Four Seasons Maui Resort & Spa and his rockin’ crew. What surprised and delighted the audience was how good both bands were at getting people to their feet to cheer, dance and sing along to recent and classics rock hits.

Andaz Maui took the stage first, performing numbers such as: “Unaware” by Allen Stone, “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Later, The Four Seasons came out with “Ex’s & Oh’s” by Elle King, “Marry You” by Bruno Mars and “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” by the Beastie Boys.

In the end, three judges, which included Bonny Wilson of OnMaui Magazine, David Wiltzie from Mana’o Radio and Nashville session musician Jeff Bowen made the difficult decision and named The Four Seasons the 2018, and first, winner of the Battle of the Bosses.

The event raised $10,000.

Battle of the Bosses is an all-out music competition where leaders of major companies take the stage with a band of employees from all corners of their businesses, rock out for a live audience and raise money for charitable causes. The event was conceived from the idea that many business leaders have a connection with music and seek opportunities to give back in ways more meaningful than simply writing a check. The event is conceived and created by SongDivision, which works with Fortune 500 companies in over 30 countries, using music to reinforce corporate values, strengthen company relationships and build meaningful brands.

“I have always believed that if you want to get different results you have to step out on a limb and do something different,” said Dean Wong, executive director of Imua Family Services. “What could be more different for Maui’s top executives than taking the stage in a rock band format while team building with their company and supporting Imua Family Services? Everybody wins — or should I say everybody rocks!”

SongDivision is a global provider of collaborative musical experiences for the meetings and events industry offering team building, conference openers and closers, corporate entertainment and brand activation services.