We are still in discussions with Dorset Music Service about working in partnership. Hopeful of a positive outcome for our young people.
Portland Rocks became a community interest company today. Means we provide music right across the community. Big step forward for us.
We took part in Moving Tides as part of the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games and we were featured on the BBC Spotlight programme.
The Jazz combo and the Oracles perform at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham. See videos of the perfoances below:
The Jazz combo and the Oracles perform at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham.
Junk, jazz and Jacks band play at the Music for Youth Regional Festival in Taunton. Videos aren’t great quality but give you a flavour of the real quality of the performances delivered by our young people in Taunton. Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to record the junk band for technical reasons. However, we will record their fantastic performance as soon as possible.
check out our bit in the Echo!
Fundraising table top sale in Community 2000 hall in Easton
Saturday 29th October. Halloween event at Boscowen, Portland.
Saturday 9th July. Performance at the Big Grove Festival, Portland.
Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June. B side editing sessions at Royal Manor Arts College
Monday 13th and Wednesday 15th June. B side encounters recording project at the old Brackenbury School, Fortuneswell.
Saturday 28th May. Musicians perform at the George Inn, Reforne.
Monday 2nd May. Junk band event, victoria Square, Portland
Wednesday April 13th. DJ event at the Portland Skate Park. come along and have a go.
check out a little article about us in the local paper!
A piece about our visit to Southwell Primary in the Echo
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th January. young people work as leaders on the Chesil Education singing project in schools across Portland.
Friday 10th December. Junk performance at Easton Promise, Easton Gardens, Portland.
Tuesday 23rd November. Performance of ‘Yellow Submarine’ at Royal Manor Arts College Showcase.
Saturday 30th October. Junk performance at Portland Marina as part of the ‘Revive’ Halloween event.
Saturday 11th September. Junk performance at the Red Triangle fete, Portland.
Monday 9th August to Thursday 12th August. First Portland Rocks Summer School.
Saturday 10th July. Perfomance by ‘Idle Hands’ at the Big Grove Festival Portland, a band supported by the project.
Thursday 10th June. Martyn, James, Lucy and four young people from the project give a presentation to staff from Youth Music HQ in Bournemouth.
Sunday 23rd May. Junk performance as part of the sailing of tall ships from Portland harbour.
Saturday 1st May. Bands and soloists perform at the George Public House Portland as part of a fund raiser for a student expedition to Cambodia.