As a Music Education Hub, one of our four core roles is to support the development of both in and out of school Ensembles.

SoundStorm supports the vision that ‘children and young people should have the opportunity to take part in vocal and instrumental ensembles’, offered either in school or by bringing students together from across the locality.

Within the conurbation there is a diverse array of in school offers, from Rock bands and vocal groups to Jazz bands and percussion ensembles – out of school we have been working with our Partners to develop and enhance this.

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In partnership with Dorset Music Service, we also subsidise the costs for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole students to attend the County Groups.

Panoramic & Steel the Magic

Two steel pan collectives who meet weekly playing Pharrelll through to Little Mix, but not as you know it. Panoramic  Wednesdays, 4.30-5.30pm Panoramic is a steel pan ensemble comprising former pupils from Baden Powell & St Peters (BPSP), they were drawn back to the school to continue their love of pan playing and continue their development...

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County Groups

The county groups are run and managed by our colleagues at Dorset Music Service; we work in partnership with DMS, the lead partner for the music education hub for Dorset and in doing so facilitate access to the groups and ensemble opportunities. As the music education hub for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, we support students...

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BCP Youth Guitar Orchestra

In partnership with The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra we’re delighted to announce the BCP Youth Guitar Orchestra. From Orchestral Evolution to the recent 6 String Spektrum, Chris is known to many students and has been working with the Hub since 2015. His inclusive approach is unique, bringing together musicians locally, nationally and internationally to collaborate. We...

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