Orquesta Mayor

Why book Orquesta Mayor?

Introducing the Carolinas Premier Salsa Band - Orquesta Mayor! We are proud to serve you the most extensive repertoire in Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Cha-cha-cha, Bolero, and more. The Orchestra is made up of 11 professional musicians: 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Conga, Timbal, Bongo, Piano, Baby Bass, and 3 singers, all of different nationalities such as Puerto Rico, Cuba, Peru, USA, Mexico, and Colombia. We can provide our own first-rate PA system and lighting (addt'l fee), dress in complete uniform, and keep your guests dancing all night long! The Orchestra is available for wedding receptions and all upscale events. Viva la Salsa!



On Our "Best" List

Our staff at White Tent Event can't say enough good things about you guys. As event planner, we have heard and contracted with many bands and DJs through the years. I can honestly say Orquesta Mayor is one of WTE's favorites on our "Best" list. I think we enjoyed your music as much as all the guests. We appreciated your cooperative spirit from the time we contacted with you. Also, your DJ couldn't have been better? You really helped make the evening a big success. Several times I saw the waiters and waitresses dancing down the hall! How could anyone not want to dance with the terrific singing and hot Salsa music your group produced. We have already told so many people about you. I hope we will have the opportunity to work with you again real soon.

Craig and Julie Houston
White Tent Event.com

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Craig H.
Organization: White Tent Event
Event: Wedding Reception in Columbia, SC
Event Date: Jun 9, 2012
Hired As: Salsa Band

Orquesta Mayor played at my wedding.

Orquesta Mayor made my wedding so special. Their professionalism is above and beyond. They are exceptional, and even played an extra song after they where done since people asked. They will always have a special place in our hearts for making our wedding unforgettable!!!!!!!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: janira c.
Event: Wedding Reception in Mooresville, NC
Event Date: May 13, 2012
Hired As: Salsa Band, Sound Technician, Wedding Band

Best Salsa Band in the Carolinas!

I heard this band at several functions in Charlotte NC and Columbia SC. We needed a band for New Years Eve 2011 in Greensboro, NC. This band was my top choice, "Entertainment Extraordinaire". They came and performed with such professionalism that everyone was on their feet from the first number to the last, they are that good. Look forward to doing business with them soon.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Margarita R.
Organization: Rosario Promotions
Event: Club/Nightclub in Greensboro, NC
Event Date: Dec 31, 2011
Hired As: Salsa Band

Review by Elisa G.

I saw Orquesta Mayor last year accompanying two of my favorite salsa singers Domingo Quinonez and Hector Tricoche. The band did a great job, they played amazingly. I danced all night with their incredible latin rhythm sound.

Reviewer: Elisa G.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Fayetteville, NC
Event Date: Nov 27, 2009

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English, Spanish


Traditional and elegant Salsa Music! Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Cha-cha-cha, Bolero, etc.

Additional Booking Notes

We can provide our own sound system and lighting for an additional fee.

Upcoming Booked Events

05/03/14 5th Annual Corazón Latino Festival @ Downtown Jonesborough, TN
05/10/14 Veracruz Restaurant Pineville, NC
05/10/14 Private Wedding @ Charlotte, NC
05/11/14 Private Event Blacksburg, VA
05/31/14 Red Diamond Salon Charlotte, NC
06/14/14 2014 Summer Concert Series @ Finlay Park Columbia, SC
06/21/14 Tito Rojas Charlotte, NC
06/27/14 "Celia Cruz Tribute feat. Leydy Bonilla" Festival Virginia Beach, VA

Past Booked Events

04/15/14 Latin Tuesdays @ Cosmo's Ballantyne Charlotte, NC
04/05/14 Cosmo's Cafe Uptown Charlotte, NC
03/29/14 Private Event Fayetteville, NC
03/22/14 Maelo Ruiz @ Club Skandalos Charlotte, NC
12/07/12 Private Event Greenville, SC
10/20/12 Machu Picchu Rest Pineville, NC
10/14/12 Latin American Fest @ Symphony Park Charlotte, NC
10/13/12 Studio 54 Greenville, SC
10/07/12 MOJA Arts Festival Charleston, SC
10/07/12 Latin American Fest @ North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
10/06/12 Wingate University in Wingate, NC
09/28/12 Private Event Mooresville, NC
08/26/12 Festival Peachtree Latino Atlanta, GA
08/11/12 Machu Picchu Restaurant Pineville, NC
08/10/12 Private Event ~ Charlotte, NC
07/27/12 Hickory, NC

Orquesta Mayor

Orquesta Mayor was formed in 2006 in Charlotte, NC by bandleader Helder Serralde for the purpose of connecting people to quality music and an enriching multi-cultural experience. The Orchestra is made up of 11 professional musicians: 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Conga, Timbal, Bongo, Piano, Baby Bass, and 3 singers, all of different nationalities such as Puerto Rico, Cuba, Peru, USA, Mexico, and Colombia.

Various international festivals have hosted this salsa sensation, such as the International Festival of Spartanburg, Moja Festival of Charleston, Charleston Latin-American Festival, and the Latin-American Festival of Charlotte, just to name a few. Thanks to the experience, ability, and talent of its members, Orquesta Mayor has had the opportunity to accompany different salsa artists such as: India, Maelo Ruiz, Raulin Rosendo, Hector Tricoche, Domingo Quinones, Paquito Guzman, and Choco Orta.

Orquesta Mayor features music from many different genres including, but not limited to, Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Cha-cha-cha, Bolero, etc. The group is currently working on their freshman album. Their forthcoming album has already generated interest in the form of airplay offers from Latino radio stations along the east coast from Virginia to Georgia!

The team providing the talent:

Helder Serralde

Director, 1st Trumpet

Bryan Osborne

2nd Trumpet

Lucas Hulett


Martin Donate


Vivian Cortes


Tim Singh


Javier Mendoza

Lead Vocals

Frank Martinez


Jorge de la Rosa


Victor Raul Verano


Laura Villamil

Lead Vocals

Fernando Ruiz


Jorge Espinosa

Sound Engineer

Set List

We honor special requests! Let us know in advance and we will gladly accommodate you.

Influences & Inspiration

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Marc Anthony, Hector Lavoe, Luis Enrique, Jerry Rivera

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Orquesta Mayor to find out what their setup requirements are.

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