from across G&W Academies were amongst 300 young aspiring musicians who
took part in Striking Chords, SoundStorm’s biennial Music Hub celebration, last
July in Upton Country Park. A sold out event attracting 500 ticket holders,
sponsored by the prestigious BSO and engaging over 15 schools and 20 Music Hub
Partners, the event was captured and a short film has recently made available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7MfIIWioLE
The G&W students came together in a number of ways; a vocal harmony group from the ever keen Year 7 (now 8) grammar stream, their jazz band and in response to the mass ensemble finale, the Year 7 vocalists led by Miss Cade added a choral input to the closing moments of the daylong event.
Attended by both the Mayors of Poole and Bournemouth, Arts Council England regional rep’s, various head teachers and local Councillors, the event has been highly praised not only for the scope of its programming but the additional offer it makes towards giving musicians an inspiring performance opportunity that’s a step away from the norm!