On 15th April 2016, Wardle Academy held a fundraiser event wiith the Jägermaestros Oompah band which was raising money for Wardle Academy Youth Band's trip to the Europeans in Lille, and for the Wardle Anderson Band. All members of each band thoroughly enjoyed the night, and by bringing their friends and parents we were able to raise enough for both bands. On behalf of Wardle Anderson Band, we would like to thank everybody that helped out and contributed to making the night a success.
On 23rd April, the band were invited to perform the National Anthem at Rochdale Town Hall for St George's Day. Later on in the day the band were then invited to play at St Andrew's Church in Dearnley to celebrate St George's Day. The turnout was great, and the concert ended with the audience on their feet and joining in with "Land of Hope and Glory" and the Natonal Anthem.
On 24th April, the band were invited to play the French National Anthem for a rugby match held at Rochdale Football Club. This was a great opportunity for some of the Youth Band members as they were travelling to France the week after to compete in the Europeans.