Wedding Music Review

November 20th, 2016

We love making a wedding couples’ day as special as can be with outstanding wedding music according to their wishes.  Here is our latest review on Wedding Wire:

Wendy said…
Absolutely wonderful!!! Olivera Music was a pleasure to work with from the music planning stages to my daughter’s wedding day! We could not have been more pleased. We were so happy with the musicians and DJ. The strings for the ceremony and cocktail hour were just beautiful, and played a great variety of music. They played several special songs for our day. The gorgeous piano dinner music was so wonderful and added such a special touch to the dinner hour-fantastic and had people in a festive mood. DJ Ray was fun and fabulous as well as personable and had a huge crowd on the dance floor all night! Wow! I have never seen so many people dance for so long, and that was exactly what we wanted-a fun dance party with lots of people on the dance floor! Our daughter’s wedding was one of the best days of our life, and the music was the backdrop of the day, the heartbeat of the celebration, and a big part of our memories. I look forward to working with them again. They were reliable, responsive, and so much fun to plan with. Most importantly, they understood what we wanted, and we were overjoyed with the results!

Wedding: 10/21/2016
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Entertainer
Reviewed On: 11/20/2016

Fife & Drum for Corporate Event at Smithsonian

October 8th, 2014
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Fife & Drum Trio at the Smithsonian

Fife & Drum Trio

Fife & Drum Trio at the Smithsonian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fife and Drum Trio at American History Museum

A Fife & Drum 3-pc Band performed for a corporate event at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum in Washington, DC.  A perfect patriotic setting for an Americana theme, the two fifes and drum were dressed in appropriate attire representing Colonial America.  Whether for a reception, leading guests from location to location, or as featured entertainment for the evening, this adds a spirited atmosphere for a special event.

Specialty groups, such as a Fife and Drum Ensemble, Mariachi Band, Dixieland Band, Flamingo Trio, or Folk Ensemble, make a special event truly unique, adding flair to the theme for the event.  Olivera Music Entertainment offers all types of specialty ensembles, along with a complete selection of soloists, small ensembles, dance bands, and national acts with full production.  Give us a call to discuss your ideas for your next event.

Business Women of Loudoun Holiday Event

October 7th, 2014

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We are excited to be the Bag Sponsor for the Business Women of Loudoun Holiday Event.  Join us to Sip and Shop and receive a “Bling Bag”!

Presented by the Business Women of Loudoun

Holiday Sip and Shop, Thursday, December 4th

› Register online at LoudounChamber.org

Take the stress out of your holiday season and join the Business Women of Loudoun as we Sip, Shop, and Celebrate!

Enjoy a social evening of holiday shopping from Loudoun County’s finest boutique style exhibitor display tables. Your admission includes light appetizers, drink ticket, and the chance to win fabulous door prizes all while getting a head start on your holiday shopping. Shopping has never been easier!

Vendors: Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of THE shopping event of the year! This event is perfect for businesses that sell directly to the consumer, especially those products and services that make great holiday gifts for loved ones. Cash and Carry Vendors preferred. Join us and the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for a shopping event like no other!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Belmont Country Club

43750 Tournament Pkwy Ashburn, VA 20147

Members $20 Non Members $35 Add $10 at the door

MEDIA SPONSOR

Loudoun Woman Magazine

Olivera offers signature customer service

March 5th, 2014

Olivera Music Entertainment is pleased to offer this article, which outlines our signature customer service.  It is from the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Business Guide for 2014.

OLIVERA MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT   It’s Still Fun

HOME-BASED BUSINESSES play an important role in the overall economy of Loudoun County. Indeed, home-based businesses like Olivera Music Entertainment, the Chamber’s 2012 ‘Home-Based Business of the Year’, represent about 30% of the Chamber’s membership. These small firms, with no more than one employee other than the owner/couple who started the idea, are scattered throughout Loudoun County, mostly invisible on tree-lined neighborhood streets in all the villages and towns that make our part of Northern Virginia special.

Connie Olivera, a professional pianist, and her tuba/bass player husband Kevin, started their music booking agency in 1987. Connie explained that she and Kevin have been operating their business since the day they decided there was a demand in the Greater Washington area for a service-oriented music entertainment agency. “We were (and still are) professional musicians and we knew several musicians and the corporate clients who hired talent for their events,” explained Kevin Olivera, “so we started to match up the talent with the clients. For the past 26 years, we have been successfully brokering music talent for our clients from our home in Ashburn.

The new Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg and the National Conference Center in Leesburg are two of the Olivera’s many Loudoun County clients, but their long list of satisfied clients includes most of the major corporations and organizations located throughout the Greater Washington area, including both the Republican and the Democratic National Committees; they arranged the musicians for the Official Inaugural events for both of President George W. Bush’s inaugurations and have performed for President Obama.

When we interviewed Connie and Kevin Olivera in October 2013 for this special profile, they had just completed a successful event at Mount Vernon – the opening of the new Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of George Washington. Kevin explained how Olivera Music Entertainment has worked with the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association for many years. When the Association began to plan this special opening event for their exciting new library, they called on Olivera Music Entertainment to provide and manage the music entertainment. “We worked with them for sev- eral months, helping them plan how music would be an important part of the festivities, especially for the Gala celebration,” said Connie Olivera. “We arranged a fife and drum unit to greet the guests, plus an 8-piece swing orchestra for cocktails, dinner, and dancing. We also booked a strolling string quartet for the luncheon the following day, held after the official grand opening.”

“As with most of our clients’ special events, the Association looked to us to help make music an integral part of the grand-opening event. We are known throughout the entertainment industry in the Greater Washington area for our expertise and hands-on management of the music entertainment for special events,” Kevin explained.

In addition to working closely with their clients, about 50% corporate and 50% social, such as weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs, Olivera Music Entertainment also distinguishes itself by the way it works with musicians. “Too often,” Kevin said, “musicians are left guessing about the necessary and basic arrangements of an event. That does not happen when they work with us.”

Several days in advance of every event, whether that’s a wedding for 500 guests at one of Washington’s grand hotels or a cocktail party at the boss’s home for twenty of their employees – and every other event that needs music entertainment – the office sends an email to the performers with precise details on the event – when to arrive, where to park, contact names and phone numbers, the performance times, special music requests – no detail is left out of the email.

Both of the Olivera’s mentioned their special relationship with the pool of more than 1,000 musicians and musical groups they regularly work with. As Kevin noted, “Our musicians appreciate how we make it possible for them to concentrate on what they do best, entertaining our clients. We take care of our musicians. As professional musicians ourselves, we know how important that is. We also know that if we take care of them, they will, in turn, take care of our clients. The musicians perform for other booking agencies and they tell us no one else does what we do – for them as musicians and for the clients for which they perform.”

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ISES Esprit Award 2013 for Olivera Music Entertainment!

September 25th, 2013

ISES Esprit Award 2013 Gala

Olivera Music Entertainment is thrilled to announce we are the recipient of a International Special Events Society, ISES Esprit Award 2013 for ‘Best ISES Team Effort, Budget over $200,000’.   This internationally recognized awards ceremony draws entries from the 52 ISES chapters around the world.  The ceremony took place at the Atlantis in the Bahamas.

The event was entitled the ‘Did you hear the news? Gala’, and was held at the USA Today/Gannett building in McLean, Virginia.  The team included 12 ISES DC chapter members, covering  all aspects of the event:  music, event planning, decor, sound, photography, transportation, event furnishings, valet, lighting, draping, plants, bartending, place settings, and multi-media.  Kevin Olivera was Entertainment Chair for the following music entertainment production:

  • Arrival – “Swing Dixie” 6-pc. band
  • VIP Reception – Jazz Duo
  • Full Reception – Jazz Quartet and a Newspaper Man Statue
  • Awards Ceremony – Solo Harpist, Awards Ceremony MC, Baseball Bat Violinist
  • Dinner – “Pop Culture Strings” 4-pc.
  • Dancing – “Amaretto” 9-pc. band, and a Handwriting Analyst

The planning for the Gala began nine months prior to the event.  Multiple site visits and a tech rehearsal were crucial.  Communication with all team members was crucial to ensure each company’s plan was in synch with all other team members.

The International Special Events Society was founded in 1987 to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct.  ISES works to join event and meeting professionals to focus on the “event as a whole” rather than its individual parts. ISES has grown to involve over 5,500 members active in 52 chapters throughout the world. The solid peer network ISES provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.

For over 25 years ISES has been a valued and trusted partner in the events industry. An industry that generates over $200 billion for the global economy and supports over four million jobs.

ISES members are regarded as the very best in what they do, creating a powerful and influential community of event professionals around the world, working together to find new ways to communicate through the power of live events.  As the association continues to expand and engage, reaching new audiences and markets around the globe, so the ISES brand continues to evolve.

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