Steve Vick International (SVI) and Wiltshire Music Centre (WMC) are delighted to announce a landmark sponsorship deal starting in 2020. Steve Vick International will be major sponsors of the WMC Jazz Artists in Residence Programme for 2020 and the Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO).
Steve Vick International, who specialise in innovative engineering techniques that minimise excavations and reduce environmental impact for pipelines, in the gas and water industry, are committed to supporting the local community. In particular, the company wish to support charitable organisations within Bradford on Avon, where their head office is based, hence the decision to support WMC.
SVI are especially keen to support WYJO, a group of 30, talented young musicians who depend on the Centre to provide training and the opportunity to perform. WYJO are at the core of WMC’s work and purpose, and it’s the encouragement of the Centre which ensures these young musicians are able to progress.
Steve Vick International are also delighted to be supporting the acclaimed contemporary UK jazz band EMPIRICAL through their year as WMC Jazz Artists in Residence, which will include two performances and the creation of a new commission through a three-day writing workshop at the Centre. EMPIRICAL features, Nathaniel Facey (alto sax), Tom Farmer (double bass), Lewis Wright (vibraphone) and Shaney Forbes (drums). EMPIRICAL’s ethos is to be creative and adventurous but remain recognisable. Their work is energetic and innovative in its approach, a value shared by Steve Vick International.
Steve Vick, Chairman of Steve Vick International explains, “We’re very excited to be supporting EMPIRICAL’s 2020 WMC artistic residency and the Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra. A colleague and I were invited to WMC last year for a concert and were extremely impressed by the high standards of musicianship. Our headquarters are based in Bradford on Avon and it’s important to us to be part of the community. We’re particularly eager to support young talent, enabling them to reach their full potential.”
James Slater, Artistic Director of Wilshire Music Centre added: “We are extremely grateful to Steve Vick International for their support and it is only through key partnerships like this that we are able to offer high-quality opportunities to engage with music-making at the highest level.”
Steve Vick International plan to be a visible and active partner in their sponsorship and will be offering staff the opportunity to attend concerts throughout the year, attend a drinks reception hosted by WMC, and to meet the musicians in person.