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Wedding Music Review

Sunday, 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

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.

Business Support is Essential for a Healthy Community

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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Olivera Music Entertainment has a strong commitment to give back to those who support our communities.  Business support is essential for our community to thrive and prosper.  Over the past 27 years we have donated over a quarter million dollars to numerous community and non-profit organizations and events, including the following:
Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel
Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
American Red Cross
Ashburn Farm Barracuda Swim Team
Barns at Franklin Park
Blue Ridge Hospice
Committee for Dulles
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Disabled Veterans of America
Dulles Area Association of Realtors
Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
Executive Women International
Fauquier Chamber of Commerce
Fauquier Hospital
Fauquier Springs Country Club
Fight for the Child
Final Salute
Folger Shakespeare Library
Food & Friends
George Washington University, Loudoun Campus
Hunt Country Celebrations
Inova Alexandria Hospital
Inova Health Foundation
Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation
International Special Events Society, DC Chapter
Junior League of Northern Virginia
Leesburg Rotary
Leesburg VFW
Let’s Help Kids
Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
Loudoun Area Agency for the Aging
Loudoun Arts Council
Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association
Loudoun Country Day School
Loudoun County Public Schools
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce
Loudoun Community Free Clinic
Loudoun Heart Association
Loudoun Hunt
Loudoun Interfaith Relief
Loudoun Symphony Association
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding
Loudoun United Way
Loudoun YMCA
Manassas Battlefield Trust
March of Dimes
Middleburg Classic Horse Show
Middleburg Tennis Club
Montgomery Hospice
National Building Museum
National Museum of American History
National Steeplechase Association
Oatlands
Operation Second Chance
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Potomac Riverkeeper
Rotary International
St. David’s Episcopal Church
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
Smithsonian Institution
Thomas Balch Library
Tigerlily Foundation
Town of Leesburg
Virginia Hospital Center
Virginia Opera
Virginia Therapeutic Riding
WETA
Wolf Trap Foundation
Together, we can make a difference!
Please support your community!

 

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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