Esta performed for U.S. President Clinton at a White House reception in April 1998 in honor of Israel's 50th Anniversary.
After listening to Esta's incredible performance and giving a nod of approval, President Clinton remarked,
"I'd also like to ask that we give a special word of appreciation to the people who provided all that wonderful music which got us in the right frame of mind. ESTA, this band, thank you very much. If you could hang around here for a month or two, I think we might get some things done. You'd keep us all in a very positive frame of mind."
Immediately after the speech, Esta was invited to a private room for a special 'thank-you' from the President and theVice-President.