The Schools’ Western Band was set up in 2009 under the guidance of Mr. Pradeep and the Teacher-in –charge was Ms. Christin. Mrs. Priyangani took over in 2011.
The present Teacher-in-charge,Ms. Priya Rajendren took over in 2012. A past pupil of Mowbray College Kandy, she was an active student in the School Band, being a chorister, doing Bharatha dancing and Music. Prior to joining the staff of St. Benedict’s College , she was the teacher-in-charge of the Western Band of Good Shepherd Convent Kandy for 3 years. All this was of great value to contribute immensely to developing the college Western Band.
Mr. MathumaBandara was introduced to further boost the growth of the band last year. He counts over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has been with the Sri Lanka Army Band and has been to the Pakistan Army School of Music for further training. Training many schools in Colombo and Kandy with many achievements we glad to have him guide and train our boys.
A notable change was made this year in May with the introduction of the Brass instruments. “The boys are very interested and are picking up very fast”says Mr. Bandara. With this change, the college Western Band was decked in a newly designed uniform.