Music Education Hub

Orchestral Evolution: Revolutionary Pop-up Orchestra

Posted on: 19th April 2018

Orchestral Evolution was an original Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’, that welcomed all instruments and all abilities. The score was created by renowned boundary breaking composer, Hub Partner and guitarist Chris Woods (Chris Woods Groove Orchestra) Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or contemporary, from orchestras...
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“Wake up baby trumpet!”

Posted on: 15th February 2018

If you’d passed the hall at Courthill Infant school last Monday, you may well have wondered why an excitable year 2 class, their teachers, a BSO brass musician and a BSO associate were all shouting at an inanimate trumpet case. However, exciting and unexpected outbursts like this are now an expected part and parcel within...
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Orchestral Evolution – a process of composition

Posted on: 5th January 2018

Orchestral Evolution is an original Music Education Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop-up orchestra’ that welcomes all instruments and all abilities. The score is currently being created by renowned boundary-breaking composer, Hub Partner and esteemed guitarist Chris Woods. Orchestral Evolution offers the unique chance for school ensembles to work with...
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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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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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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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