The Wardle Anderson brass band was formed in the 1990s, consisting of players from the Wardle Academy Youth Band who, at 19, became too old to play in youth band competitions.
The Anderson name originated from a former Headteacher of Wardle Academy (previously Wardle High School), William Anderson, after he died in 1996. William enabled hundreds of children to learn a brass instrument and the band wouldn’t have existed without him.
In 1997 the band received a National Lottery Grant. This enabled them to buy a brand new set of uniforms and instruments, which allowed them to give their old instruments to people in the community that wanted to learn a brass instrument. This formed the Wardle Community Band who perform regularly at concerts and events.
The Band's History
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CURRENT VACANCIES - Top class principal cornet player and solo cornet player to join our front row.
We rehearse on Monday evenings. Please contact Sean if you are interested on 07720636316. Come and join us!
Friday 24th April - St George's Day Concert at St Andrews Church - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Saturday 25th April - Concert at St James Church, Thornham - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Friday 8th May - Ribble Valley Music Festival - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Sunday 31st May - Whit Sunday Marches - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Saturday 6th June - Concert at St James Church, Milnrow
Saturday 4th July - Concert at Bury Parish Church