Western Cadet Band
Western Cadet Band was happened in the year 1989 as a concept of Lasantha Kapurubandara who was fortunate to be the maiden leader of newly borne band of the Mother of the Bandaranayaka College.
The born of the Western Cadet Band was happened in the year 1989 as a concept of Lasantha Kapurubandara who was fortunate to be the maiden leader of newly borne band of the Mother of the Bandaranayaka College. That's how the Western Band was launched the music expedition to illustrate their talents to the world.From year 1989 to 2001 band was continued as school band and they participated for various events like Inter House Sports Meet, Independence Day Ceremony. At the time several band leaders have dedicated to improve their talents,
reduce weaknesses and always tried to introduce innovative music patterns.After the wonderful 12 years period Western Band was got the opportunity to become as a cadet band. In 2002, Western Band selected as a Western Cadet Band by the National Cadet Corps.
As a result of that they were participated to their maiden band camp competition held in National Cadet Corps Training Center in Rantambe in 2002 and won the 10th place. The band was commanded by Chaturanga Wickramasinghe who was the first Sergeant of the Western Cadet Band.
In year 2003, it turned out to be the first Western Cadet Band in Sri Lanka which won the All Island championship award of Gen. T.I Weerathunga Shield in a least time period such as 1 year after registered in NCC.Year 2003 was the fantastic interlude to the band. The reason behind that was they accomplished a magnificent achievement as a band platoon by winning the Maj. Gen T.I Weeratunga challenge trophy in All Island Western Band competition. And also won the trophy for three years consecutively with 2004 and 2005.The "VIBRATION" musical program was introduced in 2004 and they were able to hold that in 2006 and 2008.
Western Cadet Band Victories
As a leading Western Cadet Band, Bandaranayake college has showed their colours in all island level.2003, 2004, 2005 & 2011
won the Gen. T.I Weerathunga Shield for All Island Best Westrn Cadet Band2007 & 2013
won the All Island 2nd place2006 & 2009
won the All Island 3rd placeYear 2003 was the greate period for the band. Because they accomplished a magnificent achievement as a band platoon by winning the Maj. Gen T.I Weeratunga challenge trophy in All Island Western Band competition. And also won the trophy for three years consecutively with 2004 and 2005. The Sergeants of that period were Manjula Gunatilaka, Keerthi Sri Gunawardhana and Namal Madusanka respectively in 2003, 2004 and 2005.Band won the championship of "Swarnabimani 2007" (Cadet Band section) organized by Swarnavahini.In 2007 & 2013, they were able to win the all island 2nd place.In 2006 and 2009 they were able to win the all island 3rd place.Sgt. Ravishan L. won the Best Sergeant award. in 2007
Officers in Charge
Music Training Officer
Sergeants of the Western Cadet Band
2010/11 - Sohan Anuhas
2008 - Yapa Jayasinghe
2007 - Lalindu Ravishan
2006 - Sameera Edirisinghe & Thisara Ishan
2005 - Namal Madushanka
2004 - Keerthi Sri Gunawardhana
2003 - Manjula Gayan Gunatilaka
2002 - Asanka Wijewardhana & Chathuranga Wickramasinghe
2001 - Sanjaya Prasanna Abesekara & Sanjeewa Siriwardhana
2000 - Mahesh Sanjeewa Jayatilake
1999 - Aruna Roshan Herath
1996 - Padmika Palawatta
1995 - Dinidu Sampath Jayakodi
1992 - Sajeewa Sampath
1991 - Lasantha Kapurubandara
1990 - Jayantha Dissanayake
1989 - Lasantha Kapurubandara