Ensembles

As a Music Education Hub, one of our four core roles is to support the development of both in and out of school Ensembles.

SoundStorm supports the vision that ‘children and young people should have the opportunity to take part in vocal and instrumental ensembles’, offered either in school or by bringing students together from across the locality.

Within the conurbation there is a diverse array of in school offers, from Rock bands and vocal groups to Jazz bands and percussion ensembles – out of school we have been working with our Partners to develop and enhance this.

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In partnership with Dorset Music Service, we also subsidise the costs for Bournemouth and Poole students to attend the County Groups.

Electric Ensemble

Take your next step as a singer-songwriter with the Electric Ensemble. If you are a young guitarist writing your own music, join us to share your work & expand your skills within a relaxed setting. The ensemble is open to electric & electro-acoustic guitar players; You will have the chance to play alongside your peers...

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Panoramic & Steel the Magic

Two steel pan collectives who meet weekly playing Pharrelll through to Little Mix, but not as you know it. Panoramic  Wednesdays, 4.30-5.30pm Panoramic is a steel pan ensemble comprising former pupils from Baden Powell & St Peters (BPSP), they were drawn back to the school to continue their love of pan playing and continue their development...

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Ritmo

Join us this Autumn to make some noise & learn the addictive rhythms of Brazil in this mixed school Samba Band. Having already performed at Arts by the Sea Festival, Corfe Mullin Carnival, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Family Day (Meyrick Park) & with more lined up, there will be plenty of opportunities to showcase your new...

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BU Orchestra

Working on a wide repertoire, the orchestra gives regular concerts in venues in and around Bournemouth and draws large and appreciative audiences. As we start the new term, we are recruiting students of school age to join. The ensemble rehearses from 6pm-8.30pm (Strings) and Full Orchestra every Tuesday evening 7pm-8.30pm during University terms. As a...

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County Groups

The county groups are run and managed by our colleagues at Dorset Music Service; we work in partnership with DMS, the lead partner for the music education hub for Dorset and in doing so facilitate access to the groups and ensemble opportunities. As the music education hub for Bournemouth and Poole, we support students from...

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