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


News and Gallery


Click here to see what we got up to in 2016!


Click here to see what we got up to in 2017!


Click here to see what we got up to in 2018!


Feb 23, 2019

North West Areas 2019

On Sunday 23rd February the band took a trip to Blackpool to compete in the Championship section at the North West regional's. The band and Sean were thrilled with our performance and came away with 5th place! This is the best ever result the band has achieved at an areas contest. What a day!

Jun 08, 2019

Whit Sunday Marches

The band took part in the Royton Whit Sunday Marches. Always a great event!

Jun 21, 2019

Annual Summer Concert at St James Church, Milnrow

Another fantastic concert st St James Church, Milnrow. Big thanks to St James for having us. Thanks to everyone that attended, it was an amazing turn out and we hope you enjoyed the night as much as we did. Special mention goes to Wardle Junior Blast! You were brilliant and it's always a pleasure sharing a concert with you guys. Brilliant night of music making!

Sep 13, 2019

Concert at St James Church, Calderbrook

Oct 25, 2019

Last Night of the Proms at Shaw Playhouse

Another fantastic concert at Shaw Playhouse. 

Nov 02, 2019

Wychavon Entertainment Concert

What a brilliant day at Wychavon Entertainment Contest. The band had a very early start, setting off at 5am to take the number one draw. We achieved a respectable 8th place out of 20 competing bands. We're very proud of our performance and thoroughly enjoyed our first time playing at this contest. Big shoutout to Adam, our solo trom player, who smashed his solo! Well done to all other competing bands.

Nov 09, 2019

Concert of Remembrance at Uppermill Civic Hall

What a fantastic concert at Uppermill Civic Hall. Huge thanks to Saddleworth Male Voice Choir for having us, it was a real privilege to be apart of such a fantastic concert. Thanks to everyone who came and supported this brilliant event. 

Also, £215 was made in donations to Wardle Academy Youth Bands European Championships trip to Lithuania. Huge thanks to those that donated.

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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!


Up and Coming Events

Saturday 14th December - Christmas Concert at Denshaw Villiage Hall. We will be joined by the award winning Wardle Junior Blast. Tickets can be reserved by emailing Tickets are £7.50 adult or £20 for a family ticket. This is going to be a fantastic night, we hope to see you there!

Sunday 15th December - Annual Christmas Carol Service at St James Curch, Milnrow. Free of charge.


Safeguarding Documents

August 2017
and Child Protection Policy
August 2017
Anti Bullying Policy August 2017
Guidelines on use of Social Media
Whistle Blowing Policy
Welfare Officer Role and Responsibilties

Band Officials

Sean Conway 

Musical Director


Linda Whitehead

General Secretary/Concert Secretary


Julie Ashworth

Assistant Secretary

01706 373911

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