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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.

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Jazz Band Sonyx for ‘Chef’s Best’ 2013

Music Entertainment for a Corporate Dine Around in DC

Friday, August 16th, 2013

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Music entertainment for a corporate event in DC involved not one, but thirteen different locations, simultaneously.  The variety of music entertainment included five soloists (piano, guitar, DJ), one jazz duo, five jazz trios, and four classical trios.  Support staff included four on-site coordinators brilliantly maneuvering amongst the sites, along with several audio support staff.  The sites included:

As you can imagine, logistics for this type of an event with various music entertainment groups are extensive:

  • Security information needed to be completed and submitted several days in advance.
  • Most locations required audio support, with over 20 staff on-site for set-up and monitoring the events.
  • All events started at 5:30PM, during the peak of rush hour.
  • Parking details at each site were arranged and confirmed.
  • Equipment load-in details sometimes included loading-in the previous day, with a secure storage room arranged.
  • Equipment arriving day of and thru a loading dock at each site was scheduled with several vendors sharing the loading dock.
  • Electrical access at historic sites can be challenging; we were prepared with extra equipment and accessories available.

The music entertainment was enjoyed by all and was the ‘Life of the Celebration’ at each site.

Wedding in Wine Country Giveaway in Loudoun, Virginia, DC’s Wine Country

Monday, February 25th, 2013

One lucky couple will win a Wedding in Wine Country Giveaway in Loudoun, Virginia:  DC’s Wine Country!  Enter to win at weddingsinloudoun.com.  Your destination wedding will be scheduled on Saturday, November 10th, 2013, with two of the prizes for the rehearsal dinner utilized on Friday, November 9th, 2013.  The Wedding in Wine Country Giveaway will include, from Olivera Music Entertainment,  ceremony and reception music.

First, you will have your choice of five venues to choose from for your wedding, including The Barns at Hamilton Station, Riverside on the Potomac, Stone Manor Vineyard & Orchard B&B, Woodlands at Algonkian, and Breaux Vineyards.

Your Wedding in Wine Country Giveaway continues with catering by Grandale Catering at 868 Estate Vineyards, a custom wedding gown from Ebrada Atelier, wedding pies from Mom’s Apple Pie, floral design by Louise Lynn Flowers and Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, photography by Alimond Photography, planning and coordination services from Dogwood Events, vintage event rentals and décor by Bella Villa, A 2-night stay at Salamander Resort and Spa for the bride and groom, transportation by Reston Limousine, rehearsal dinner at Doukenie Winery, and rehearsal dinner catering by Monk’s BBQ.  You can read the rules and regulations at the VisitLoudoun.org website.

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Loudoun County is a popular area for a destination wedding, with a variety of settings available, from B&Bs, wineries, estates, mountain views, parks, hotels, and resorts.  You also have the opportunity to work with local vendors for all aspects of your wedding who offer a high level of expertise in their business.  Give us a call for more information.

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