General Sessions can sometimes be the same old, same old but it doesn't have to be. Why not add a creative twist to it? That's what we did for a healthcare client who hosted their opening session at the Hynes Convention Center last month. This client had one request, to portray the talented musicians of Boston at their event, so of course we did just that!
The doors opened and the notes of local performer Rhett Price, a violinist that performs with a live DJ, filled the Hall as guest entered the space. This duo gave a vibrant performance to start off the morning.
As guests found their seats, we had a historic Fife & Drum with (2) Color Guards lead the processional of the Board Members into the Hall. This sound added a whole new element to the General Session opening! After the Board Members entrance, Rhett took the stage for a second time and performed 'Hand Clap' by Fitz & the Tantrums as the President of the company walked in. This catchy beat was the Presidents favorite song and a fun surprise for him! The fife & drum then presented the colors on the stage, and everyone stood to hear the singing of the National Anthem.
The program continued smoothly but we didn't want the musical touches to end there. Rhett Price took the stage for a third time for 5-minute interlude. This was to signal the transition from the awards to the education segment. Once the session ended, (2) bag pipers led the board members to the adjacent Hall where they performed the official ribbon cutting and opened the trade show floor.
Integrating the musical entertainment added variety to what would have been just another General Session opening!
Check out the talented sounds of Rhett Price at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4qtJcPmW8Q