Olympus America's corporate band, Peripheral Vision, is back from its big weekend at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, where it played in the finals for the Best Corporate Band in America competition.
And while the Center Valley-based band did not win, bassist John Saggese said just being there was an honor.
"It was always a goal of ours to get to the finals," said Saggese, who works as director of corporate purchasing, travel and fleet for Olympus.
His band won a regional competition after being selected by the Hall of Fame from an audition tape the band submitted.
"It was a wonderful experience," Saggese said. "Everyone at Olympus has been so supportive."
Peripheral Vision wasn't the first Lehigh Valley Band to make it to the big annual competition. Air Products' recently disbanded corporate band, The Difference, won the event several years ago.
Saggese said Peripheral Vision has been around since Olympus America moved its corporate headquarters to the Lehigh Valley in 2006.
It formed when the company's president asked staffers to play at the dedication of the Center Valley headquarters. The lineup has changed with members coming and going over the years, but the band has been together ever since.
And while it didn't place this year, Saggese said the band's rock and roll dreams are still very much alive.
"We're absolutely up for trying it again," he said.