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Schools Orchestra Extravaganza will bring together 190 students from 9 Middle and Secondary schools across Dorset.

Dorset being a rural county with a rural road networks spanning 60 miles East to West means that students wishing to play in an orchestra are reliant on parents and carers to drive them to rehearsals. Data from the annually completed needs analysis by the Dorset Music Education Hub shows us that there are many young instrumentalists that don’t access orchestral experiences.

The project was born as a result of this analysis to bring together students from small school orchestras to play with others in a massed ensemble, and for them to have the experience of being led by a professional conductor; William Goodchild and playing alongside professional musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The programme of music has been selected from the resources made accessible by the BBC 10 Pieces initiative.

The concert will showcase the Dorset Youth Symphony Orchestra; the exceptionally talented Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra and the energetic Folk Group, Reel Dorset; with the massed orchestra being made up of students from the following schools.

Secondary Schools – The Purbeck School, Sir John Colfox, Gillingham School, The Gryphon School, The Grange

Middle Schools – West Moors Middle, Lockyers Middle, Emmauel Middle, Cranborne Middle

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