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Fife & Drum for Corporate Event at Smithsonian

Wednesday, 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.

ISES Esprit Award 2013 for Olivera Music Entertainment!

Wednesday, 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.

Music Entertainment Production for National Geographic’s 125th

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

National Geographic 125th GalaNGS kabuki screenNGS drummer;african drummerNGS explorers,band National Geographic 125th GalaThe National Building Museum was the site for National Geographic’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Gala.  Olivera Music Entertainment provided music entertainment production for the event, including:

  • 27 musicians, including 23 brass and percussion players and 4 African drummers.
  • Specially composed fanfares to summon guests from the cocktail hour to dinner and for the awards presentations.
  • A Grand Finale, with the musicians onstage, plus antiphonal musicians around the museum atrium, in an inaugural performance of the new arrangement of the classic National Geographic theme.  Music radiated from each corner of the room, including the brass and percussion in a resounding grand finale performance, as a presentation of ‘A New Age of Exploration’ explorers were revealed behind a kabuki screen.
  • Extensive pre-planning with the event producers and event team.
  • Coordination with the conductor/arranger, John Wasson, for pre-event planning, music distribution, rehearsals, and performance.
  • Coordination for three days prior to the event for set-up of the stage, equipment needs, and several rehearsals.
  • Coordination with the technical crew for sound and lighting requirements.
  • Music entertainment production included Kevin Olivera as music coordinator, plus two assistants.

This elegant black-tie event included stunning decor, with three-sided plus ceiling video footage, highlighting sea, land, and air.  The meal creatively reflected each of these segments, along with the tables and table decor. The National Building Museum is a perfect site for such a grand scale celebration.  Hats off to Gardner Mills Group for an extremely successful and memorable event capturing the essence of ‘A New Age of Exploration’!

Jazz Band Sonyx at 2013 ‘Chef’s Best’

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Once again, the six-piece Jazz Band Sonyx kept the crowds grooving along at the Annual ‘Chef’s Best’ Dinner & Auction to benefit Food & Friends.  The packed ballroom at the Washington Hilton found no shortage of food and drinks from savory to sweet to enjoy.  These seasoned musicians performed a wide variety of jazz band selections, from dixieland, bebop, swing, cool jazz, and contemporary selections.  Sonyx consists of trumpet, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums.  These seasoned professionals have been performing in the DC area for over 20 years, for a variety of events with a variety of music styles.

Jazz Band Sonyx

Jazz Band Sonyx for ‘Chef’s Best’ 2013

Capital Award 2013 for ‘Best Sponsored Event Team’ for DC ISES

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Capital Award at Gannett Capital Award Gannet Headquarters

Olivera Music Entertainment was honored to receive a 2013 ‘Capital Award’ from the DC chapter of the International Special Events Society for ‘Best Sponsored Event Team’.  These annual awards recognize the best special events for the previous year produced by ISES DC chapter members.  The Team Awards are the most prestigious and competitive of the the categories, as each entry involves several ISES members.  The team for this event, the ‘Did you hears the news? Gala’ included 22 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.  The event was held at the Gannett/USA Today Headquarters in McLean, VA.

Previously, Olivera Music Entertainment has received the ‘Capital Award’ three times, for ‘Best Entertainment Production’, in 2006, 2009, and 2010.  We were excited to be a part of this fabulous team, and look forward to many more events with top-notch ISES members.

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