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St Aloysius College Nyapea Alumni Revamp Oldest Brass Band

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BY ALEX PITHUA

St Aloysius College Nyapea launched its new brass brand equipment on Saturday in Paidha town council in Zombo district, in preparation to perform at 38th National Resistance Movement NRM liberation day celebration.

Zombo district is set to celebrate the NRM liberation day on 6th February at Zeu Central FC play ground in Zeu sub-county. The day is celebrated every 26th January in recognition of NRM led by president Museveni and took power from the military men in Uganda.

The Old Boys Association St Aloysius College Nyapea President Dr. Amos Nyathirombo (Uganda ophthalmologist) received the new equipment amidst sheers last November and told our journalist that the old boys will do all it takes to revamp the college to its glory in Uganda.

“Now you can see, we have brought the set of brass brand equipment, we believe our enrollment will increase because I joined the college because of the band.”  Dr. Nyathirombo says

The alumni of the College are working together with management to ensure students are disciplined, good performance, training sports, and scouting respectively.

St Aloysius College Nyapea was established by the American Catholic brothers in 1938 in present Zombo district and was famous for its brass band and Centre of academic excellence in Northern Uganda.

The Zombo district resident commissioner Rt Lt Col. Pius Alitema, one the young people of 1962 who witnessed St Aloysius College students performed during 1st independence day celebration Arua was amazed to see the band is back again.

Alitema then declared that they boys will perform in all the national days’ celebrations and functions. He confirmed that the boys will showcase their band next week belated NRM liberation day.

“I call upon the people of West Nile to hire the band from Nyapea college.” He made the remark while narrating how the band shocked West Nile on the way back.

Nyapea brass band was popular in the 1950’s and it was hired by government during first independence day celebration 1962 in Arua, commissioning of the Pakwach bridge November 1969 and subsequent performance at the statehouse on invitation by president Dr. Apollo Milton Obote one of Old Boys, Con Omwony revealed.

Con Omwony is the retired civil servant and now is the LC III Chairman Nyapea sub-county

During the launch of equipment, on Saturday in Paidha town council, the secretary general old boys’ association of Nyapea College Robert Orombi said they will be adding more equipment to have a vibrant brass band in the greater North.

“As old boys of the college, we raised shs 13 million, we acquired the first set of the band, our target is to get equipment worth shs 30 million so that our standard is set. This band will help the West Nile region and beyond.” Orombi alluded

Meanwhile the head teacher St. Aloysius College Nyapea Bro Paul Nantinda commended the Alumni for revamping the brass band adding that this will attract more enrolment of students.

I am indeed indebted to our old boys’ association led by president Dr. Amos Nyathirombo and Secretary general Robert Orombi for doing their best mobilizing the old boys and make condition which has enabled us acquire this instrument and training the boys during the holiday period to make the occasion a success.” Bro. Nantinda observed

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