News

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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Introducing Sound Wave Sinfonia

Posted on: 28th April 2016

…and a new Hub partnership with Musical Chairs Summer school Sound Wave Sinfonia formed in 2015 as a community orchestra welcoming all orchestral instruments. Whilst the music is taken seriously with an eclectic repertoire to suit all tastes, rehearsals are a friendly affair.  Staging three events per year to showcase the endeavours and to encourage...
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We won the Major Award!

Posted on: 3rd March 2016

We’re delighted to report that we won the Music Education Hub Major Trophy at the very glitzy Music Education Awards in Knightsbridge. The award was open to all 150+ Music Hubs and Services across the British Isles, and was awarded to two hubs, as in previous years, so congratulations also to Portsmouth Music Hub –...
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Good news to start 2016

Posted on: 18th January 2016

Happy 2016! I’m delighted to report good news to start the new year. I’m referring to the Government’s autumn spending review, in November, which brought fears that the arts and cultural education would take another big hit (after Arts Council  England faced cuts of 30% in the last parliament). It’s certainly  true that local authority...
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