New and exciting partnerships and music education opportunities – Autumn, 2022.

Whilst it only seems a short while since we had our summer school the new term is rolling around again and whilst thoughts of school and all that it brings are doubtless on everyone’s mind we are also wishing to let you know about some fantastic education opportunities for local young student musicians, brought to you by Poole Society for Young Musicians. Application process and expressions of interest are open now – form can be found HERE

We are delighted to have a formal partnership with the Royal Academy of Music and their Advanced Specialist Strings Ensemble Training (ASSET) award quartet and support from the Albert and Eugenie Frost Trust, which allows us to access to some very special undergraduate musicians and financial support for some of the educational programme that has been put together.

We will also be once again working with hub partner Soundstorm Music Education Agency who will be supporting some of these activities.

We very fortunate to be able to have these opportunities and we hope that as many young people as possible will take them up to add further skill and dimension to their playing and music understanding. It is also a wonderful opportunity for them to mix and make friends with other like-minded students.

Musical Inspiration for school pupils

Supported by our Hub Partner SoundStorm, professional violist, Alison Kay, took three of our Undergrad musicians into ten BCP primary schools at the end of the Spring Term and they performed eighteen interactive live group concerts for the children. 

They reached out to over 3000 children while over 100 children received a short violin lesson as well as being exposed to a diverse range of music from Bach, to Bartok and a selection of Disney favourites. The feed back has been fantastic and we hope that many children might be able to find the opportunity to learn an instrument soon! They certainly seemed very keen.

Join the ‘Music Jamboree’


JAMBOREE – BOOKING and info on line

We are deeply disappointed to have to announce that we have decided to cancel our Music Jamboree due to be held on the 24th July. It is not an easy time at the moment for us to deliver such an ambitious creative event as our Jamboree was designed to be. We are now looking a year ahead to hold our Music Jamboree next summer at the same time of year. We do hope this has not disrupted your plans too badly. We will keep our mountain of musical instruments polished up and ready for next year. 

With kindest wishes to all those young MUSIC LOVERS out there. 

Keep singing, playing and dancing!

Natalie Covell, 

Organiser for the Music Jamboree at Yarrells School   

Exciting times for little music makers under the age of eight this summer. Applications are now open for these lively music workshops on the 24th July, taking place at Yarrells School and Nursery in association with our music charity Poole Society for Young Musicians, supported by Soundstorm.

For details see below and for further information and the application form CLICK HERE.

Coffee House Concert Sell Out

This year’s coffee house concert was, once again, a resounding success. With almost 40 young people taking part and an amazing array of cakes from Debra a fantastic afternoon was had by all. A diverse programme from Mission Impossible to Mozart and plenty in between. Some very young performers and excellent performances meant a truly enjoyable way to spend St David’s day and celebrate the start of Spring, which seems to have been a long time coming.

Broadstone Cello Ensemble
Summer School Cello Ensemble

Summer School 2020 is happening

The Broadstone Music Series, much loved, three-day music summer school is back 22nd – 24th July 2020. After a break last year, we are excited to be bringing another amazing musical education opportunity to local music students, in association with Soundstorm Music Education Agency. With summer holidays to plan we were very conscious of getting the dates out early so that as many young people as possible can be involved. To register your interest in participating please see our dedicated webpage with all the information and a form to complete.

Winter Update for the Broadstone Music Series

Our Basically Bach project is in its 2nd phase and there will be a free, informal performance following the workshop on the 9th February, there will be a retiring collection at the end. We are very pleased with how things are going with this project and it will be lovely for the students to have an audience.

Our Winter Newsletter update is now available and if you are a mailing list subscriber you will find it in your inbox, if not, this LINK will take you there. There’s plenty happening so please come along and enjoy some fabulous music in your own community.

Competition Festival News


We are delighted with the response for our inaugural competition festival, but we still have room for a few more entrants and we know everyone has been busy starting back to school and music lessons so in case you have been thinking of entering but worried you have missed the deadline we have extended the last date of entry and request for accompanist to the 28th September 2019. Full details can be found HERE

Exciting Concert News today!

The Aquinas Piano Trio are coming to Broadstone they are a well known group in this country, and Ruth Rogers is particularly well known in Dorset from days when she was co principal in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. We are very lucky to have them play in the Broadstone Music Series and we hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to see this wonderful trio in action. Full details will be announced soon but ensure you have the 29th March 2020 in your diaries; it is going to be a real highlight.

Aquinas Piano Trio image in the winter
Aquinas Piano Trio

Basically Bach Project applications to participate now open.

Applications for our exciting Bach Project are now open and full details and the application form can be found on our webpage. Deadline for application to Phase A Autumn series (A) BRANDENBURG 1 & 3, Sept 1st & Oct 6th 2019 ) is coming up on the 21st August and spaces are limited.