We are an award winning music education agency & lead partner for the Bournemouth & Poole Music Education Hub. With a partnership network of schools, local music providers, National Portfolio Organisations & independent practitioners, our work enables children & young people to experience, develop, progress perform through music & the wider arts …

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Orchestral Evolution: Revolutionary Pop-up Orchestra

Posted on: 19th April 2018

Orchestral Evolution was an original Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’, that welcomed all instruments and all abilities. The score was created by renowned boundary breaking composer, Hub Partner and guitarist Chris Woods (Chris Woods Groove Orchestra) Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or contemporary, from orchestras...
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“Wake up baby trumpet!”

Posted on: 15th February 2018

If you’d passed the hall at Courthill Infant school last Monday, you may well have wondered why an excitable year 2 class, their teachers, a BSO brass musician and a BSO associate were all shouting at an inanimate trumpet case. However, exciting and unexpected outbursts like this are now an expected part and parcel within...
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AC Academy Spectacular

Posted on: 24th January 2018

AC Academy Spectacular sees Bournemouth and Poole young singers take the big stage at Lighthouse Over 200 young singers will be performing on the main stage in the Concert Hall at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on the evening of Thursday 25 January 2018, as part of the AC Academy Spectacular! They will be...
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Meet a Musician: Felicity Mullins, Percussionist

Posted on: 18th September 2017

We ask professional musicians the questions you really want to know (but might never get the chance to ask) in a new series of blog posts entitled ‘Meet a Musician.’ Felicity Mullins is a professional percussionist and has been delivering samba, African drumming and percussion projects for SoundStorm since 2015. We had a chat when she popped...
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Events

African Drumming in Bournemouth Lower Gardens

Date of event: Sunday 20th May

We’re looking for young people to join Cheikh Diop, West African musician and dancer, of Afric’Arts to create a one-off mass African Drumming band. If your child has taken part in Cheikh’s in-school workshops this term, they are invited to join us in a unique African Drumming performance in Bournemouth Lower Gardens on Sunday 20th May,...
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Band Storm Battle of the Bands: TICKETS

Tickets now available for our BandStorm final! On Wednesday 18th April BandStorm finalists Hyper Vypers, Various Artists and Indiecisive will battle it out at Canvas to be crowned the winner of our inaugual Battle of the Bands. As well as the three finalists, there’ll be performances from Electric Ensemble and special guests… Come along and support your...
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Please can you send a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who took the course! My children have come home so inspired and filled with confidence after the 3 days. What you all do is amazing and we are extremely grateful.

Kate Williams, Parent

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