In Hungary, employees in Székesfehérvár and Pecs participated in an all-day Star Jam where employees took the stage to jam with their colleagues under summer skies, using gear supplied by HARMAN.
The Town Hall, hosted by Michael Mauser (Executive Vice President and President of Lifestyle Audio), Young Sohn (President and Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics, and Chairman of the Board, HARMAN), and Istvan Kis (General Manager of Hungary Operations), was the pinnacle of the melodious week.
After the Town Hall, employees enjoyed a performance by live rock band. This event also featured 11 vehicles with HARMAN sound systems and technology, which employees were able to demo on site.
This event was not to be outdone by colleagues in Budapest, where employees welcomed Michael Mauser with a musical number at his Town Hall visit to celebrate the first-year anniversary of the Budapest office. The group of over 30 talented colleagues played and sang “Ebony & Ivory,” including some verses sung in Hungarian.
In New York City, HARMAN once again supported Street Studio Cities, orchestrated by Found Sound Nation, HARMAN, and the Make Music Alliance, with a pop-up studio outside the HARMAN store. Passersby were able to play and record music, with the help of a professional DJ and producer - one of a dozen such spots throughout the city. At the end of the day, the producers put together tracks using the sounds collected at their location to create tracks that can be shared with the world.
The team at HARMAN's plant in Tijuana, Mexico gave a special performance for Make Music Day. The goal of the day was to celebrate music in all forms, and our employees' talents were on full display. To kick things off, members of the singing workshop at the Technological Institute of Tijuana led a musical program for employees in the main dining room. The Make Music Day logo served as the backdrop, along with a stage that was illuminated by Martin products. Other HARMAN products were also used, including the JBL PRX 515, PRX 712 and EON 612 speakers. In addition, team members wore shirts with their favorite musical artists on them and gathered in groups to celebrate their music tastes. Over 600 employees participated and had the opportunity to interact with each group that performed.