The Western Band of Loyola College had its origin in the year 1990 in the form of a Melodica Band started by Miss. Mercy Miral, the teacher-in-charge. Taking part in all school functions, it was made exclusively a girls’ band.
In 2006 the College Brass Band was established by Rev. Fr. Chandanalal Fernando working as the Priest-in-charge, and organized a Band Competition together with the Teachers’ Guild in our school. Sixteen schools participated at the competition from different parts of the country. The band was trained by Mr. Nimal Fernando. Rev.Fr. Trevor Martin the Rector provided all the assistance needed for the progress of the band. Crishnali Fernando, Heshani Thakshila and Maleesha Bandara served as band leaders.
The College Senior Brass Band has taken part in the following Band Displays through the years.
2006 - Organized by St.Joseph’s College, Colombo 10 at Rev.Fr. Stanley Abeysekara Sports Complex cum Auditorium.
2007 - Organized by St.Peter’s College at BMICH.
2007 - Organized by St Mary’s College at Negombo Town Hall, Negombo
2007 - Organized by St. Anne’s Convent, Wattala at ‘Geethanjali’, Kandana.
2008 - Particippated at a Children’s Day Programme organized by Don BoscoTechnical Institute. Negombo
2008 - ‘Rhapsody in Brass IV’ organized by Ave Maria Convent Negombo at the Convent pemises .
2008 - ‘Marist Symphonia’ organized by Maris Stella College, Negombo, at theSports Complex.
2009 - ‘Josephians Con Fuoco II’ organized by St. Joseph’s College, Colombo10, at Rev.Fr. Stanley Abeysekera Sports Complex cum Auditorium.
2009 - ‘Fermata’ organized by Newstead Girls’ College, Negombo at MarisStella College, Sports Complex.
2009 - ‘Feel Negombo’, organized by the Municipal Council, Negombo.
2010 - ‘Marist Sinfornia III’ organized by Maris Stella College, Negombo, at Maris Stella College, Sports Complex.
2011 - ‘Rhapsody in Brass V’ organized by Ave Maria Convent Negombo at the Convent pemises .
2011 - ‘Fermata 2011’ organized by Newstead Girls’ College, Negombo at MarisStella College, Sports Complex.
Particularly at the 60th Anniversary celebrations of our school held in 2009, the band played a leading role in the five day Exhibition from 27th to 31st May 2009 and the first ever College Walk held on 22nd February 2009.
Loyola College Brass Band organized a Band Show named “Loyolian Rhythm Fiesta II” on 3rd July 2010. Eleven schools participated at the show from Negombo, Gampaha and Colombo. The College Senior Brass Band 40 in number actively participate at all school functions.
And the College Brass Band organized a Band Show named “Loyolian Rhythm Fiesta III” on 2ndJune 2012. Twelve schools participated at the show from Negombo, Gampaha and Colombo. The College Senior Brass Band 45 in number actively participate at all school functions.
The present band leader of our school is Sachini Navodha.
The teachers in charge are Miss. Subashini Perera and Miss. Mahesha Perera.
The present Brass Band is trained by Mr. Nishantha Akmeemana and Mr. Padmendra Ranaweera.
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