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.
In partnership with Dorset Music Service, we also subsidise the costs for Bournemouth and Poole students to attend the County Groups.
I wanted to write to congratulate the team on a wonderful concert last night at Upton House. The variety of ensembles was wonderful and the contributions of the BSO musicians was very special. All my students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to perform in such a concert. The finale of the original composition by Aidan Fisher was very special indeed.
Tracy Harris, Headteacher, Parkstone Grammar School