Orange SL Inspires School Brass Bands
On Saturday 10 th 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
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.