Past Projects

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra String Quintet

Posted on: 7th April 2014

West Dorset schools, Woodroffe, Sir John Colfox and Beaminster were visited by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra String Quintet recently to build energy and excitement around string playing. We offered young people the opportunity to hear professional string players and have a chance to try the instrument. Following these performances, Andy Baker and Carol Lilley led a series...
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OPEN MIC NIGHT, Toby’s Project

Posted on: 7th April 2014

As part of a programme of work that aims to improve the music scene and connect young people across a rather rural North Dorset, SoundStorm commissioned Toby’s Project in Shaftsbury to organise and promote Open Mic nights in Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton. Working with local musician Tom Jobling, aspiring young musicians have been encouraged to...
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KIDZ IN CARE

Posted on: 7th April 2014

Thirteen young people aged 11 – 16 from Poole have been taking part in monthly music workshops specifically for those in care. Local musician Simon Skolfield has been running the sessions to encourage creativity and build confidence by offering the group new and sometimes challenging experiences. The group have been inspired to learn new instruments...
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DIGITAL MUSIC DORSET

Posted on: 7th April 2014

Musician Ralph Cree recently held a series of workshops at Blandford Youth Club, teaching a small group of children how to compose music using the Garage band App on Ipads. His aim was to give young people the opportunity to exercise their musical creativity, embracing the digital era whilst building social skills. The project also...
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BEAMINSTER POP CLUB

Posted on: 7th April 2014

The quaint market town of Beaminster has seen a bit of a shake up as of late with the addition of a new music group, POP Club. Supported by SoundStorm, musician Mickey Wills has established a club at Beaminster Youth centre. The venue has kindly accommodated for the group by opening an extra day so...
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B SHARP COLLECTIVE

Posted on: 3rd April 2014

Youth music charity, B Sharp, recently hosted an intensive 5 days of open workshops in Bridport for existing musicians and singers aged 13 – 19 to compose and perform music collabatively. With sponsorship from SoundStorm, they appointed John Miles as professional musical leader who is renowned for working with Orchestras in London as well as...
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Dorset Creative Learning Partnerships

Posted on: 3rd July 2013

Dorset Creative Learning Partnerships (Voiceworks) has been working with Early Years Children in workshops across North Dorset to improve singing, rhyming and listening skills among the children and there is also a chance for child led exploration of instruments.  The project also has a strong CPD element for the teachers with files of the songs...
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Music Taste Project

Posted on: 3rd July 2013

Looked After Children in Bournemouth and Poole have been trying out different musical experiences as part of their Musical Inclusion project.  The children in Poole had a day of music at Lighthouse, Poole which included African Drumming and Song Writing.  Young People in Bournemouth enjoyed a session of drumming and percussion with Noah Messomo including...
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Mbawula Bournemouth and Poole Township Choir

Posted on: 22nd November 2012

Diversity is central to SoundStorm’s values. One of the most successful examples of this has been our partnerships with the London-based Euro-African band, Mbawula, who specialise in big band and jazz-infused South African music.  Mbawula’s specialism is massed singing projects. Working with top South African vocalists such as Joyce Moholoagae and Prudence Mampe, they have consistently...
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