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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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Meet a Musician: Felicity Mullins, Percussionist

Posted on: 18th September 2017

We ask professional musicians the questions you really want to know (but might never get the chance to ask) in a new series of blog posts entitled ‘Meet a Musician.’ Felicity Mullins is a professional percussionist and has been delivering samba, African drumming and percussion projects for SoundStorm since 2015. We had a chat when she popped...
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Experience the Bournemouth Youth Marching Band

Posted on: 16th May 2017

Bournemouth Youth Marching Band are offering students the chance to experience playing with the band for free. Through a partenership with SoundStorm, we are offering student bursaries that will cover your membership fee and your first three months subscriptions (worth £50) When? Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8.45pm Butchers Coppice, Holloway Ave, Bear Cross, BH11 9JW Interested? You must...
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Government announces music education hub funding

Posted on: 30th November 2016

Great news! The government has announced that it will spend £300m on music education hubs over the next four years, maintaining current levels of central investment. The funding, which will continue to be administered by Arts Council England, will support the hubs’ work with schools, local authorities and community organisations. £75m had already been announced...
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5 ways music education could be improved in primary schools

Posted on: 13th October 2016

The benefits of music to a child’s development generally, cannot be overstated enough. But often, music can be undervalued in some schools. Many teachers face a considerable struggle to implement a solid, progressive music curriculum and quality extra-curricular music activities in their schools.
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