Bromsgrove Junior Waits

Junior Waits 02When Worcestershire Early Music evolved from Worcestershire Arts Education in 2009 Barbara Dunn and Micaela Schmitz started the Bromsgrove Junior Waits programme at Parkside Middle School with taster workshops at various Worcestershire schools. The Junior Waits performed at the school and at Avoncroft Museum of Buildings and at a fundraising garden party. Funding was received from David Morgan Music Trust and Worcestershire Arts Education with instruments loaned by Midlands Early Music Forum.

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Author: Barbara Dunn

Barbara trained as a teacher and worked for most of her career in Primary Education, eventually serving as a headteacher in Reading and then in Worcester, before taking early retirement. She has been involved with Worcestershire Early Music from its beginning, delivering workshops and organising concerts and the Pride and Prejudice Ball. Barbara is an enthusiastic amateur musician, playing regularly in many different formal and informal gatherings. She performs with the Gloucester Waits on flutes and recorders