Furthering Talent Scheme

Posted on: 9th April 2020

We’re thrilled and delighted to be able to announce that SoundStorm has been chosen as one of five new Music Education Hub partners by the UK charity Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) for its ‘Furthering Talent’ programme. The news was announced publicly yesterday by AYM and on our Twitter feed. The other new partner Music Education Hubs...
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Consultation on the new National Plan for Music Education

Posted on: 27th February 2020

The Government is currently running an online consultation about the future of Music Education in England. We would really encourage you to join the consultation, particularly if you value the work of SoundStorm and our Music Education Hub. If you want our service to continue, it’s important that the Government receives positive comments and feedback about music...
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Music Education Hub funding

Posted on: 20th September 2019

SoundStorm is a signatory on an open letter calling for continuation of music education hub funding published in The Times today, and on the IMS and Music Mark websites. Music education hub funding: letter to The Times 20 SEPTEMBER 2019 Sir, Thousands of jobs are at risk in the music education sector. The funding settlement...
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Music Education in England – Parliamentary debate

Posted on: 18th July 2019

In June, SoundStorm was invited to attend the All Party Parliamentary Group on Music Education in the Palace of Westminster, which saw passionate advocacy for more support for music and the arts in schools – and criticism of the squeeze in recent years caused by testing, the Ebacc and OFSTED’s lack of engagement – from parliamentarians, music...
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From Classroom to Concert Hall

Posted on: 7th December 2018

The journey to the Royal Albert Hall; A SoundStorm Film On November 5th, over 250 students from Bournemouth and Poole travelled to London to perform the Massed ensemble centre-piece at the Music for Youth Proms, joining 300+ students from the Isle of Wight and Southampton Music Hubs and members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Performing...
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Life-changing music therapy to children with disabilities in Poole

Posted on: 30th October 2018

Nordoff Robbins delivers life-changing music therapy to children with disabilities in Poole   September saw the start of a new initiative providing music therapy for children with disabilities at Winchelsea School, delivered by the UK’s leading music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins.   Working out of their own centres, and in partnership with a variety of organisations across the...
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Meet a musician: Ric Flo, Rap Artist

Posted on: 11th June 2018

Ric Flo is a rap artist and creative director of the hip-hop collective Jungle Brown. Ric uses the art of rap to empower foster children through telling his story in foster care and using his life experience to help them unleash their creativity. SoundStorm is proud to partner with Bournemouth Council’s Looked After Children team....
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The value of taking part in a music workshop

Posted on: 9th May 2018

Last week, we were joined by Sally Aiko, a student from Swanage School, who spent the week with the team finding out more about what we do as a Music Hub. Having recently attended the Broadstone Music and SoundStorm ‘String Orchestra Day’ we asked her to blog about the day Getting up at 7am in...
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AC Academy Spectacular

Posted on: 24th January 2018

AC Academy Spectacular sees Bournemouth and Poole young singers take the big stage at Lighthouse Over 200 young singers will be performing on the main stage in the Concert Hall at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on the evening of Thursday 25 January 2018, as part of the AC Academy Spectacular! They will be...
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