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The Poole Voyages

In November 2023, SoundStorm, in partnership with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Longfleet CE Primary School and Poole High School, produced a very special concert of new music, entitled ‘The Poole Voyages’, composed by BSO Associate Neil Valentine working with Paeder Townsend, BSO Young Associates and the young people involved in the concert, which premiered at St James’ Church to a sold out crowd. The whole event was part of a wider ongoing programme celebrating the heritage of the most historic part of Poole. BSO musicians joined the young students in the performance. Below is SoundStorm's highlights film of the project.

Music To My Ears

Thank you to the Longfleet Young Filmmakers, all of our wonderful musicians and WAVE Arts Education Agency for this fantastic film about music at Longfleet.

Music is at the heart of Longfleet Primary School. Each class from Reception to Year 6 has a lesson with a music specialist every week. These lessons are rooted in practical music making so that over the course of their time with us the children will experience playing a range of instruments.  Our pupils are learning to play the following:

Reception & KS1 - tuned & untuned percussion

Year 3 – recorder

Year 4 – recorder (Autumn & Spring) and orchestral brass instruments (Summer)

Year 5 – ukulele

Year 6 – keyboard

Through this process they learn to read music notation, compose, perform and evaluate music.

For children who want to develop their muscial talents even further we offer peripatetic music lessons in a range of instruments including woodwind, string, percussion and brass. Our fifty strong orchestra is supported by Soundstorm and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. This has opened doors to some fantastic opportunities including taking part in performances at the Lighthouse and the Royal Albert Hall. Singing is also a big part of our school life with regular singing in assemblies, music lessons and our two choirs. Our Worship Band for pupils in Years 5 & 6 has a mixture of vocals and instruments including keyboards, guitars, bass and drums . For more information about our extra-curricular music programme please click on the link for 'Instrumental Lessons & Clubs' (above). 


There are regular opportunities for our pupils to perform including school services, assemblies, concerts and music festivals. 

Instrumental Concert

"Proms On The Pitch"

Symphony 125 at the Royal Albert Hall

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Video by Hands-On Media (shared with permission)

Orchestra preparation for the Royal Albert Hall

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With guest conductor, Neil Valentine, from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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