Winner Announced for TAG Battle of the Bands

Top Quote Band comprised of techies from STIBO Systems; Abacus Solutions emerge as victors for live music event on May 1st. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 06, 2014 - ATLANTA - The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) in partnership with the TAG Digital Media and Entertainment Society proclaimed Ethan and the Ewox as the winners of the first ever TAG Battle of the Bands competition on May 1st, 2014. The band representing Atlanta-based STIBO Systems and Abacus Solutions, include: Lafrandin Minchew, Gary Chumney, Rob Bruce, Ethan Baker, John Ballard. The group won both the top slot as well as the People's Choice Award for their original tune, "Monkey Butt". The other winning bands were:

     2nd Place- The Fiascos - comprised of members from North Highland
     3rd Place- Tullamore Road- comprised of members from Cisco Systems

    A total of 5 bands out of 16 were selected to perform live on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at Opera Atlanta Event Center in Atlanta (Midtown Area). A panel of celebrity judges selected the Top 3 Bands and People's Choice was given to the group with the loudest applause after the live performances.

    TAG Battle of the Bands is a unique musical competition featuring bands made up of Georgia's most talented and creative technologists. Band members do not have to be professionals; just lovers of music! Applications were submitted from bands spanning different genres with each band posting their own music video on TAG TV at: .

    Find out more by contacting michael ( @ ) tagonline dot org or amelia ( @ ) tagonline dot org at 404-817-3333 dot

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    About TAG Digital Media and Entertainment Society
    The TAG Digital Media and Entertainment Society's mission is to help people and support companies embrace convergence, learn about the latest trends, and find investors interest in helping them grow. Anyone looking to create content, deliver or consume online entertainment will find membership in TAG Digital Media and Entertainment beneficial.

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    About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
    TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 22,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia's technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state's economic climate for technology.

    TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG's charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

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    TAG Battle of the Band Winners: Ethan & the Ewox -(l-r) : Lafrandin Minchew, Gary Chumney, Rob Bruce, Ethan Baker, John Ballard with Emcee Dana Barrett and TAG President/CEO Tino Mantella.

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