TEWU/SSAUCC Brass Band Launched

The Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU) and Senior Staff Association of the University of Cape Coast (SSAUCC) Brass Band has been inaugurated with a call on members of the University community and the general public to patronize it. The immediate past Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. Samuel Yeboah Mensah, who made the call, commended the two associations for introducing the Brass Band, which is the first of its kind by the two unions in the University. He stated that the two associations were extremely vibrant and have won the hearts of many on campus. “If you are looking for associations which perform creditably to win the hearts of everybody, then it is TEWU and Senior Staff Association (SSA),” he said. As a result, Prof. Mensah called on other associations to emulate the vibrancy of both TEWU and SSA. He stressed that “music is food for the soul and plays many roles in the lives of the poor, rich, downtrodden and wealthy in the society”. He entreated members of the Band to take good care of the instruments so that they would last longer. In a remark, the Chairman of TEWU, Mr. Stephen Williams, said the formation of the Band had saved the association the cost of hiring brass band to support its activities such as May Day celebrations and health walks and added that student groups, halls, and other unions would equally benefit from the services of the Brass Band. He advised members of the Brass Band to exhibit high sense of discipline, commitment and seriousness during rehearsals so they could play to the satisfaction of their clients. The Chairman of SSA, Mr. Daniel Egyir Arthur, for his part, said that the executives of the association would not dissipate resources but would prudently use the contributions of members to initiate tangible projects for the growth of the association. He noted the leadership of the associations would seek permission from the management to enable members of the band to perform at programmes during working hours. He however, admonished them not to use such periods for their personal gains. The two associations unanimously made Prof. Samuel Yeboah Mensah the patron of the Band due to his unflinching support for the two unions.