D.S. Senanayake College Western Cadet Band

History of the Band

The school Western Music Band was set up in 1967 with the participation of a few enthusiastic students one year after the founding of the school under the guidance of the founder principle Mr. R.I.T Alles.

Since 1974 the D.S. Western Band has always been selected to play at important national functions like Independence  day celebrations, and the Republic day celebrations.

In 1976 the band was given the honour of playing at the opening of the Non Aligned Nations Conference and also at the SAF games in 1991.

The D.S. Western Band was enrolled as a Cadet Band of the Ceylon Cadet Corp in 1983 and had the distinction of winning second place in the all island western band competition that very year.

Achievements

D.S. Western Cadet Band won the General T.I Weeratunga Challenge Trophy in 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998.

1983 2nd place  in the all island western Cadet band competition

1985 Best western Band at the Independence day celebrations

1986 1st place in the all island western Cadet band competition

(after 1987 no Western Cadet Band competitions were held until 1990)

1990 1st place in the all island western Cadet band competition

1991 1st place in the all island western Cadet band competition

1992 1st place in the all island western Cadet band competition

1993 2nd place in the all island western Cadet band competition

1994 2nd place in the all island western Cadet band competition

1995 2nd place in the all island western Cadet band competition

1996 2nd place in the all island western Cadet band competition

1997 1st  place in the all island western Cadet band competition

1998 1st  place in the all island western Cadet band competition

1999 2nd place in the all island western Cadet band competition

2000 3rd place in the all island western Cadet band competition

2001 3rd place in the all island western Cadet band competition

Office Bearers

Uditha Patirana

teacher in charge

Vilaan Weerasinghe

SGT

Akila Pereis

CPL

Sachintha Hewasinghe

cpl

Ravindu Chamika Bandara

cpl

Chaturanga Perera

l/CPL

Chandula Gunarathne

l/cpl

Udana Wijewantha

l/cpl