Steelpans a hit with the Mascots for the London 2012 Games

On Saturday 26th June Wycombe Steel Orchestra hit the right notes with the London 2012 Mascots at the Bucks Youth Games in Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Over 1000 young people attended the Bucks Youth Games to compete in a range of sports.  Teams from each of the 5 local authorities in the county cheered on Wycombe Steel Orchestra entertaining them and their families in the stadium.

The Mascots for the London 2012 Games have been unveiled and have a very special connection with Buckinghamshire. On May 19th the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) unveiled its Olympic Mascot, Wenlock and Paralympic Mascot, Mandeville – named after Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. Britain’s most decorated Paralympian Dame Tanni Grey Thompson and LOCOG Director of Paralympic Integration Chris Holmes visited Stoke Mandeville Stadium to support the national launch and reveal the inspiration behind the mascots.

You can hear Wycombe Steel Orchestra alongside other performers at the Wycombe Community Festival held this year at the Sir William Ramsay school in High Wycombe on Saturday 24th July this year as part of the Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend Celebrations.  If you would like to get involved or want further information please contact SV2G Office: 01494 436269 Mobile: 07967 296789 or  Email:

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