Music Education Hub

Striking Chords

Posted on: 5th April 2017

A Music Education Hub celebration Connecting communities through music Thursday 13th July 2017, Upton Country Park Event partner Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Set in the tropically planted Walled Garden of Upton Country Park in Poole, SoundStorm (lead partner of the Music Education Hub for Bournemouth and Poole) will celebrated 5 years of award winning Hub success...
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The Great Poole Pan Off

Posted on: 14th March 2017

In May 2017, we created an evening of Caribbean inspired steel pan sounds featuring Panmania (Baden Powell) Poolepans (Poole High School), SoundStorm’s Steel the Magic, Panoramic & very special guests, The Steel Pan Agency from London. The event featured unique interpretations of contemporary rock and pop set around a collaborative centre piece (the Pan-off) led by...
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Striking Chords: Music Adventure Trail

Posted on: 17th January 2017

As part of the Summer showcase Striking Chords, SoundStorm offered primary phase schools the opportunity to complete an Arts Award Discover and participant in a magical music adventure trail. Pupils were led through a curated trail in the Grove Woods at Upton House; they took part in four hands-on workshops, from African drumming to a visual workshop with Denise...
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Adopt a Musician with the BSO

Posted on: 14th November 2016

Taking place in the Summer term 2017, Adopt a Musician will match a player from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with your school. Targeted at KS1, this programme can be tailored to the specific interests and topics of your schools and might include: An assembly presentation Introductions to the instrument of the player and the work...
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Steel Pan Workshop for Transition Day

Posted on: 5th July 2016

Last month, a group of musically talented Year 7 students from Poole High School spent a day with Year 6 students from Baden Powell & St Peter’s Junior School who will be moving to  secondary in September. Using their common interest in music, this ‘Transition’ day drew on the tradition of steel pan playing at...
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Call Out to Collaborate

Posted on: 13th June 2016

The Big Collaboration is a brand new project led by Music Hub partner, Chris Woods which aims to enhance peripatetic music lessons by offering a new style of instrumental lesson; ‘Collaboration Sessions’. We are now recruiting four schools to this unique pilot, scheduled for the Autumn Term, which will launch on July 7th with an initial Q&A to answer your questions. Collaboration sessions are...
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Queens Park Infants School: The Gingerbread Man

Posted on: 24th May 2016

We commissioned Coda Music Trust to deliver one term’s work with all of the Year 1 students at Queens Park Infants School. (Original post from Coda Music Trust) This project was centered around the story of The Gingerbread Man and incorporated Geography (local and global), Technology, Food & Nutrition, Art, Writing, Maths and Music (creative composition). The students...
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Winchelsea School First Access

Posted on: 16th May 2016

Dots, Dashes & Diminuendos This post was written by our Music Education Hub Partner, Coda Music This project represented one term’s work at Winchelsea School, with two classes working alongside Sam Mason of Coda. Sam Mason is a composer and workshop leader & Winchelsea school is a special school catering for children with special educational needs and...
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Musical Chairs Summer School

Posted on: 28th April 2016

SoundStorm is delighted to be supporting this year’s Musical Chairs Summer School led by Joanna Welsh Having successfully delivered other community music groups Joanna and her team decided that a summer music school open to all ages and abilities would work well in the Bournemouth area. It proved so successful and, now extending across four...
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