SWEET music was in the air when young musicians from schools in the Dorchester area came together for a special fundraising concert.

The concert at the Corn Exchange was organised by the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership (DASP) and involved around 45 children and young people who performed a wide range of music to a packed audience.

It raised almost £500 for Julia's House, the hospice for children and young people with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, and provided a valuable opportunity for Dorchester to experience the wide range of talent amongst the young people.

DASP Music is a local charity which aims to enhance musical education in Dorchester and beyond. It co-ordinates instrumental tuition across the Dorchester 'pyramid', which comprises 13 first schools, three middle Schools, 1 upper school and 1 free school. It provides a range of musical ensembles open to all local children under the age of 19, and organises regular concerts. It also offers curriculum support for the schools in the pyramid.