SV2G

SV2G (St. Vincent & the 2nd Generation) was established in 2003 as an Arts and Heritage organisation. As a registered Charity, the organisation has a range of innovative and combined arts projects that help develop young people of various diverse backgrounds. Working with hundreds of young people aged between 7 – 25 years, as well as individual adults and families within the community to deliver a renowned School of Steelpan, Wycombe Steel Orchestra, and the National Association of Steelpan Educators and Tutors. The School of Steelpan delivers music lessons and the opportunity for young people to join the performance band, Wycombe Steel Orchestra.  Through workshops, rehearsal and performance opportunities SV2G can nurture and train young musicians to be inspired players encouraging them to perform to their highest abilities within a professional environment.  By establishing the School of Steelpan and the Orchestra, this has allowed SV2G to raise the standard and status of the steelpan instrument in the UK. SV2G has been instrumental in introducing graded examinations for steelpans and other accreditation.  SV2G is also an active partner of Buckinghamshire Music Hub led by Buckinghamshire County Council Music Services for schools.

SV2G was also honoured as one of a hundred and seventeen Cultural Olympiad projects in the South East to have been awarded the coveted London 2012 Inspire Mark.  The organisation has an excellent track-record of delivering high quality activities and events with strong community participation and audiences. The young musicians have been privileged to perform to H.M. Queen Elizabeth for her Diamond Jubilee celebration picnic on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, The Earl of Wessex, H.R.H Prince Edward, The Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Hon. Dr. Ralph. E. Gonsalves, and the Paralympic Handover Ceremony to name a few.  SV2G is committed to growing the organisation by continuing to develop national and international recognition for its strongly rooted, inclusive and high quality brand of arts and heritage engagement as well as increasing its long-term sustainability

PROFILES

Hon. Member – Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher Bt., Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire

Patron – Hon. Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

High Commissioner – His Excellency Cenio Lewis

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