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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.

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’!

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!

 

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.

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.

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