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The tiny village of Wardle nestles in the foothills of the Pennines just two miles north of Rochdale.
Wardle High School, founded in 1977, soon earned a reputation as a centre of excellence for music. The schools musical groups have appeared at the national festival every year since its formation. The truth remains that any child in the school who wishes to play is given an instrument and free tuition. Every year a new band is formed in Year 7. The current school band have had an extremely successful year; in April they became National Youth Brass Band Champions of Great Britain in the Intermediate section.
Conductor: Lee Rigg
Head of Performing Arts/Brass instructor: Janet Emsley, Gwen Smith
Age range of performers: 14 - 19 years
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