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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.

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.

Tip #10 Let’s Celebrate!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

 

Jamey Turner, Glass Harp
Memory of African Culture
Balilaika
Scottish Pipe Band
It’s time to celebrate…..You need entertainment…..What to choose?  Do you “Try something new”, or go with “Something tried and true”?

Try Something New

Have fun!  Be creative!  Celebrate!  But be sure to work with a producer who is knowledgeable about the logistics of the performance.  Here are a couple of “new” ideas to consider:

  • A Video Jockey (VJ)    

Imagine a DJ with videos projected on large screens.  With large scale events, the equipment required is already in place.  The VJ displays videos to create an energetic atmosphere for revving up the dancing!

  • “Rhapsody America” Patriotic Show

Not your usual patriotic show, but one which uses a costumed narrator, a show band, three vocalists, a violinist, and a kids choir.  Showcasing patriotic-type music thru the years in a compact show, you will be brought to your feet and singing along to “Proud to Be an American”.  For added effect, a Fife and Drum Band can provide cocktail music and parade you into dinner.

Something Tried and True

There are truly “new” ideas, but there are also ways to use a past idea in a new way, such as using a new theme or decor with songs to match.  This provides something new and interesting with the assurance of success.  Here are some reliable favorites:

  • A Top Dance Band

There are several top notch dance bands from which to choose.  They vary by size, music selection, instrumentation, and price.  They keep your event alive with energy and excitement!

  • Headliner Acts

These performers continue to perform because they are great – and a reliable solution for a special event.  There are many choices – let’s discuss the best option for your guests, and we will provide several suggestions.

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