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.
In partnership with Dorset Music Service, we also subsidise the costs for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole students to attend the County Groups.
I think what you do is fantastic and gives our children experiences that they otherwise wouldn’t get, my daughter absolutely loved every moment. She was insistent she wanted to perform, even though just hours before her arm was being plastered. That’s the amount of pride and excitement she felt.