The British Police Symphony Orchestra has been awarded, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2018, often referred to as the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups.
This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her coronation, to recognise excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. The charity work undertaken by the orchestra was very much admired by the independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE.
The award of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, 2018 represents a tremendous achievement for the BPSO and all involved feel immensely proud of the recognition that this Award represents. Publication of the orchestra’s details can be viewed on line in a special edition of The London Gazette, published on 02 June 2018.
At our rehearsal the following week, the Orchestra’s founder Alex Rowe MBE attended to celebrate in style with prosecco and cake for all. Below he is pictured with the founder members along with our Musical Director Richard Jenkinson.