Orange SL Launches 200M School Brass Band Competition
On Saturday 10th April 2021, Orange SL officially launched its latest promotion dubbed the Inter Secondary School Brass Band Competition. This is to provide opportunity to school brass bands across the country to show case their talents and win big prizes.
Speaking at the occasion, Head of Marketing Orange Sierra Leone, Martha Sumaila, expressed joy in seeing the number of school brass bands gather at the Victoria Park in central Freetown and process to the National Stadium for the big launching ceremony. She disclosed that this is the first ever inter Secondary School Brass Band Competition that is being organised in the country and that Orange has taken the lead in this venture. She told the participants that the idea of the competition is to get the various brass bands to show case their talents and make their schools proud. She stressed that it is going to be a battle to show case their talents and bring sanity and relief to the country after a long period of COVID-19. It is designed to make people feel at ease and relaxed. She maintained that music is a means of communication and interaction with their numerous customers.
In her brief statement, Mrs. Annie Wonie Katta, Head of Media, Orange SL, reiterated the point that the competition is to give the various brass bands the opportunity to show case their talents and make their schools proud. As in any competition, there are always winners, she admonished the participants to embrace each other, even those who may not become the eventual winners.
Disclosing the prizes that are up for grabs, Wonie Katta said that the First prize is one hundred million Leones for male and one hundred million Leones for female, stressing that the competition will be free and fair. She expressed appreciation to the various head of the schools that will be participating, adding that this will encourage the development of music among youths.
Dr. Crispin George of C and K Marketing, a partner of Orange SL in this venture, expressed appreciation also to the school authorities for allowing their school brass bands to take part in the competition. He said that this move is to further encourage the development of brass music in the country. This venture he dubbed as the National Festival of Brass. He furthered that they are partnering with Orange to improve the brass bands in the country and the entertainment industry in general. They are also doing it to promote youth development by supporting brass bands of schools. It is not a do or die affairs, but to compete and represent their schools nationally.
In this competition, Forty (40) schools are competing for two hundred million Leones: One hundred million Leones for the male and one hundred million Leones for female. The schools are Bo School, C.K.C, Government Model Secondary School, P.O.W, F.S.S.G, Annie Walsh, MGHS and many more.
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