Past Projects

African Drumming in Bournemouth Lower Gardens

Posted on: 16th April 2018

Cheikh Diop, West African musician and dancer, of Afric’Arts created a one-off mass African Drumming band in the Bournemouth Lower Gardens on Sunday 20th May, as part of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s 125 year celebration. Applications to take part have now closed.
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Orchestral Evolution

Posted on: 17th October 2017

Orchestral Evolution; An original Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’, that welcomes all instruments and all abilities. The score has been created by renowned boundary breaking composer, Hub Partner and guitarist Chris Woods. Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or unusual, from orchestras to jazz bands,...
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Band Storm 2018: Battle of the Bands

Posted on: 16th October 2017

BandStorm, was a brand new battle of the bands competition for Bournemouth and Poole students, in partnership with Hub partner Absolute Music. The winning band received: £100 voucher to spend at Absolute Music, a day in the studio with a professional producer to record and master one of their tracks and a session with a photographer to...
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Posted on: 16th October 2017

An enrichment opportunity for KS4 & 5 Music student’s performance technique, taking you from panel audition, to master class and a final performance next February at the Shelley Theatre: Perform. Perform was the chance for KS4/5 musicians to hone their craft, gain practical performance tips, and draw inspiration by working with music educators and industry professionals...
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Seeing Sound

Posted on: 27th June 2017

In July 2017, Chris Woods led a one-day workshop to create a sonic and visual orchestra, inspiring and equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to blend together sound and visuals in their own way – inspiring new musical perspectives. This experimental approach to music-making encouragde young musicians to think outside the box and play...
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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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Far Flung Corners: linking SoundStorm with the Outer Hebrides

Posted on: 14th March 2016

‘Far Flung Corners’ is an exciting finale concert of the project exploring the rich cultural diversity that has existed for generations in the British Isles, though musical exchanges linking Dorset with the Outer Hebrides. It promises to be a fabulous concert featuring six Hebrides-based musicians including renowned composer/fiddlers, Anna-Wendy Stevenson and Simon Bradley, Dorset’s own highly acclaimed Alex Roberts, and...
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Armonico Consort Singing Programme

Posted on: 25th January 2016

Written by Armonico Consort Since 2009, Armonico Consort – through our music education programme AC Academy – has been offering young people the chance to enjoy the benefits of singing, both in and out of school.  Three years ago, we set ourselves an ambitious challenge – to create 300 new children’s choirs and 300 choir...
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