Music Education Hub

Meet a Musician: Chris Woods & the Groove Orchestra

Posted on: 30th October 2017

Chris Woods Groove is a highly acclaimed guitarist, composer and international author of his book, Percussive Acoustic Guitar. He has a distinctive style of percussive guitar playing and has sold thousands of Albums. He often joins forces with other musicians to form a collective known as Chris Woods Groove Orchestra. We are lucky enough to have him as a hub partner, delivering...
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Orchestral Evolution

Posted on: 17th October 2017

Introducing… Orchestral Evolution; An original Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’, that welcomes all instruments and all abilities. The score has been created by renowned boundary breaking composer, Hub Partner and guitarist Chris Woods. Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or unusual, from orchestras to jazz...
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Secondary Phase Student enrichment and attainment Programme

Posted on: 17th October 2017

Perform; Listen: Collaborate; Inspire We’re delighted to introduce the Secondary Phase enrichment & attainment programme 2017 –2020. Across the next three years, the Hub has committed to increase investment in two priority areas; KS3 engagement & enrichment and supporting attainment at KS4/5 The offer launches this term with the KS4/5 strand of activity; a programme...
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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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