Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. recently contributed toward the Saxons Superstars Brass
Sections’ community building initiatives and purchase of instruments.
Photo Credit: Ashley Albury, Serena Williams Media and Public Relations
The more popular side of Junkanoo, the Boxing Day and New Year’s Day parades, are no longer at the forefront of the local events calendar, but the work of Junkanoo groups goes beyond music and continues year-round. Aware of this, Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd (CWCO) recently made a donation to the Saxons Superstars’ brass section, High Voltage Brass, to purchase instruments and support its community building initiatives.
Brass Leader, Jeremy Lightbourne, explained that in between the two major cultural displays on Bay Street, the Saxons Superstars host music theory classes, mentor, and groom young men from the Masons Addition community especially.
“We teach youth that Junkanoo is not just music. The donations so far received from CWCO have tremendously helped the brass in a major way. They assisted us with helping our young guys with their costumes to get on Bay Street and we were able to get one of the sousaphones needed.”
The group also uses donations to support members that travel abroad for tertiary education. CWCO’s General Manager, Henderson Cash, said the water supplier remains impressed with this group’s dedication to youth, education, and the environment.
“We applaud the Saxons Superstars for being more than just music. Behind the talent displayed on New Year’s Day and Boxing Day are hardworking and committed individuals that not only immerse themselves in Bahamian culture but make an effort to onboard youngpeople to also receive the benefits of being involved in Junkanoo,” said Mr. Cash.
Source: Serena Williams Public Relations