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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.

Holiday Entertainment features New Orleans theme

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Corporate Holiday Entertainment at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Washington, DC, featured a variety of performers for a New Orleans themed evening.  At the entrance, two Mardi Gras costumed Stiltwalkers  greeted guests and provided interesting entertainment during the event.  A five-piece Zydeco Band created an upbeat atmosphere in the Atrium throughout the event, enticing dancing.  Their repertoire of zydeco, cajun, and New Orleans style music a perfect setting for the theme.  An interactive DJ livened up the Ballroom, motivating guests to dance.  He provided exquisite lighting to enhance the theme and atmosphere.  Revelers kept moving with the holiday entertainment throughout the evening with this creative holiday event, produced by Gardner Mills Group of Washington, DC.

New Orleans Stiltwalkers Holiday Entertainment

New Orleans Stiltwalkers

Zydeco Band Holiday Entertainment
Zydeco Band Holiday Entertainment

‘Music Tasting Stations’ for Wedding at Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, Loudoun, VA

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Four separate Music Tasting Stations were discretely placed along the stone path, about 50 ft apart, each one providing a different playlist and genre of music – quite like movie magic – as guests strolled from the parking lot to the ceremony site.  DJ Ray provided his expertise, as guests were serenaded by this series of love tunes. Extensive pre-event planning with Kevin Olivera allowed the couple to personalize each music station with songs that were special to them.

The 7-piece variety band ‘Steppin Out’ performed dinner and dance music for this elegant french-themed wedding at Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia.  Again, careful pre-planning with Kevin Olivera allowed the couple to personalize their schedule of events for the dinner and dancing.

 

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