Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 08:43:13 -0400
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From: "Rickards, Clinton (GE Money)" <clinton.rickards@GE.COM>
Subject: Re: Fwd: SAS User Group Battle of the Bands
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The SAS Band originally came together at one of the early NESUG conferences to paly at the Volunteer Party. All members were associated with SAS software in some way, except for the drummer. The members I can remember were Mike Marselle (SAS, guitar), Dana Rafiee (Destiny Corp, guitar), Alan Dickson (NESUG co-chair, guitar), Cathy McCall (SAS, vocals). I know there was another SAS employee (Education) on keyboards but I can't remember his name. They then played at NESUG conferences for many years.
When SUGI came to New York, the NESUG Band played at the party and then became a fixture at SUGI conferences.
I thought they had disbanded.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of
Howard Schreier <hs AT dc-sug DOT org>
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Subject: Fwd: SAS User Group Battle of the Bands
Anybody ever heard of "The SAS Band"?
On the other hand, how has SUGINEWS-L survived the onslaught of the re-branders?
>Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 18:02:11 -0400
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>The SAS Band prepares to take the stage at the FORTUNE Battle of the
>Your vote counts!
>SAS users have enjoyed listening to the music of the SAS band at previous
>SAS conferences over the years, now they have taken it a step further. The
>SAS Band will join eight other contenders on Oct. 7 at Cleveland's Rock and
>Roll Hall of Fame and Museum f
>You have the opportunity to judge which corporate band should be crowned
>this year's winner. A separate online competition, The Chrysler Aspen Fans'
>Choice <http://money.cnn.com/sales/fanschoice/> , sets the stage for the
>FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate B
>Show your support for the SAS Band by casting your vote now in the online
>Chrysler Aspen Fans' Choice <http://money.cnn.com/sales/fanschoice/>
>competition, which sets the stage for the FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate
>The SAS Band's love of performing prompted its members to enter the sixth
>annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands competition. The SAS Band
>competed against five other bands in Nashville and won the title of
>regional winner and the right to advance i
>"We'd like to thank SAS, our customers, the user groups and our partners
>that have supported us through the years," said Guitarist Mike Marselle.
>"Music is most fun when shared with so many people. We love entertaining
>Robert C. Fecht - SAS Global Forum 2007 Conference Chair