Introducing Sound Wave Sinfonia

Posted on: 28th April 2016

…and a new Hub partnership with Musical Chairs Summer school Sound Wave Sinfonia formed in 2015 as a community orchestra welcoming all orchestral instruments. Whilst the music is taken seriously with an eclectic repertoire to suit all tastes, rehearsals are a friendly affair.  Staging three events per year to showcase the endeavours and to encourage...
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Local young person performing with English Touring Opera

Posted on: 16th March 2016

English Touring Opera will perform twice at Lighthouse Poole this week; One of these, Iphigénie en Tauride, features the character of Diane, which will be performed by Elena Bantock (pictured), a local resident who we recommended to ETO. Elena performed at our Autumn Recital last November and we wish her the best of luck for Friday’s...
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Bournemouth Bones Present: Digging up the Bones (A musical history tour!)

Posted on: 15th March 2016

SoundStorm is delighted to announce the ‘Digging up the Bones’ tour, a four-piece brass ensemble visiting Bournemouth & Poole schools this summer. Music Hub partner John Randall leads a brass quartet on a unique history tour.  As well as performing well-known classics, they will touch on the history and science of brass playing with demonstrations...
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We won the Major Award!

Posted on: 3rd March 2016

We’re delighted to report that we won the Music Education Hub Major Trophy at the very glitzy Music Education Awards in Knightsbridge. The award was open to all 150+ Music Hubs and Services across the British Isles, and was awarded to two hubs, as in previous years, so congratulations also to Portsmouth Music Hub –...
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Good news to start 2016

Posted on: 18th January 2016

Happy 2016! I’m delighted to report good news to start the new year. I’m referring to the Government’s autumn spending review, in November, which brought fears that the arts and cultural education would take another big hit (after Arts Council  England faced cuts of 30% in the last parliament). It’s certainly  true that local authority...
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Future Talent bursaries & scholarships

Posted on: 10th December 2015

Applications for Future Talent’s 2016 bursaries and scholarships are now open: This year they are offering three main awards: Worsley Bursary: £3,000 to be spread over three years, i.e. £1,000 per year (5-15yr olds) Robinson Bursary: £1,000 for one year (16-18yr olds) Bramall Scholarship: £2,000 per year, every year until the age of 18 (5-18yr olds, for...
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We have been shortlisted for Music Education Awards 2015 Major Award

Posted on: 19th November 2015

We are so pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Major Award from the Music Education Council alongside seven other hubs. The Music Education Awards 2015 celebrate the work of music education hubs in England and music services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They highlight the work of those that demonstrate imaginative,...
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Classical 100 – brings classical music to primary classrooms

Posted on: 9th November 2015

A collection of 100 recordings of classical music pieces is now available for teachers online, following the launch of a free resource, Classical 100, aimed at primary schools. Created by ABRSM in collaboration with Classic FM and Decca Classics, it aims to meet the National Curriculum’s Key Stage 1 criteria of “listening to, reviewing and...
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Broadcast It – Produce a Podcast

Posted on: 26th August 2015

Ivor Novello nominated songwriter Nathan Thomas and former Kiss FM producer joins SoundStorm this year to extend our hub Progression role, as we explore the wider music industry, production and broadcasting skills. Podcast and production workshops 10 week programme; No equipment required (all provided); the programme will offer students the chance to Develop your school’s...
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