College Cadet Platoon and Band
Teacher-in-charge: Captain M.A.A. Chandima / Lt. T.D. Darling
The Senior Cadet Platoon of the College participated in many one day camps, weapon training camp, group / company training camp, selection camp, guard of honours and the 6th Battalion assessment camp at the National Cadet Corps Training Centre at Rantambe.
Senior Cadet Platoon presented a guard of honour to the Prime Minister of the democratic socialist republic of Sri Lanka Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe, the Chief Guest of the 75th Anniversary Exhibition of the College.
This year, the Junior Cadet Platoon also performed well. Grade 7 and 8 students’ regularly participate in practices.
The College Cadet Band performed in many functions such as the Carol Service, Annual Prize Giving and Sports Meet. Also our Cadet Band performed well in the Independence root march organized by the Divisional Secretariat Office of Bandarawela.
The College band also participated in the All Island Band assessment camp at the NCC Training Centre at Rantambe and at the 75th Anniversary guard of honour.
Band company Sergeant Major (CSM) Kaveesha Pahanpriya represented NCC in India.
History of the College Band
1978 - The beginning of the College Western Band
1997 - Up to 1997, the band was a college band
1998 - Registered as a Cadet Band in the National Cadet Corps
The first 3 band cadets of our college:
- W.C. Rathnayake
- R.V.S. Amarasekara
- G.V. Joseph
1998 - Attended first Band Camp and was placed 12th
1999 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 14th
Sergeant S.B. Bamunuarachchi
2000 - Sergeant W.Wijekoon
2001 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 11th
2002 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 13th
2003 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 16th
2004 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 13th
2005 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 10th
2006 - Attended first Band Camp and placed 13th
Badulla District Band Competition 2006 Champions
2006 All Island Best Band Master: Mr. G.V.Joseph
Platoon Officers from 1998 – 2006
The main person to commence the Cadet band was 2/Lt Denzil Darling.
1999 2/Lt T.D.Darling
P/O Mr. G.V. Joseph 2006-2011