Hewisi Band

The Hewisi Band is an integral part of the Bishop's College culture, embellishing the school’s name with some of the finest soothing melodies in local pantheon music. With its long history and strong cultural foundation as a Bishopians’ coliseum, the Hewisi Band continues to advance with the pride and dignity of the college.

Hewisi Band 2021

Mr. P.W.T. Dian                       - Teacher in-charge

Mrs. Hashini Dissanayake      - Teacher in-charge

 

Manuthi Weerasinghe             - Band Leader

Dheeshana Ratnayake           - Deputy Band Leader

 

History of the Hewisi Band

The Hewisi Band was introduced in 1969 during the time of Ms. A.C.B. Jayasuriya. They were trained by Mrs.Gnanapragasam, her daughter Soundarie and the drummer Somadasa.

Their costume was white, with a batik printed border in purple on the cloth. 

 

Major events held throughout the course of the years

Some of the noteworthy events the Hewisi Band has participated in, can be briefed as follows;

 

1978

  • The retirement service of Ven.Swithin Fernando the Archdeacon held on the 25th of February 
  • The farewell ceremony for the current Principal Ms. A.C.B. Jayasuriya held on the 8th of December

 

  • The Junior Hewisi Band performed in the Activity Day(Year not mentioned)
  • Welcoming of the Chief Guests in Prefects’ Days(1979-1999) 

 

1987

  • The Centenary Service of the Sisters of St. Margaret in Sri Lanka

 

2009

  • Annual Service organized by the St. Margaret’s Convent
  • Opening ceremony of the Swimming pool
  • ”Susara Prathibha” organized by Methodist College
  • ”Kinnara” organized by St. Thomas’ College

 

2010

  • Annual Service organized by the St. Margaret’s Convent 

 

2011

  • Annual Service organized by the St. Margaret’s Convent
  • A Walk organized by the Cancer Society to commemorate the Cancer Day
  • An event to celebrate the French Cultural Day
  • Induction ceremony to welcome the new Principal 
  • Induction ceremony to welcome the Archbishop of Colombo
  • ”Dwani” Festival of Drums organized by the Oriental Dance society of Bishop’s College was held on the 1st of November

2012

  • Annual Service organized by the St. Margaret’s Convent
  • Annual Prize giving
  • “Blended Beats 2012” organized by the Western Brass band of Bishop’s College

2013

  • 138th Founder’s Day celebration
  • Performed at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Germany in February
  • Annual Service organized by the St. Margaret’s Convent
  • “Kinnara 13” organized by St. Thomas’ College
  • Annual Colours Day

2014

  • ”Kinnara 14” organized by St. Thomas’ College
  • ”Prashasthi” organized by Ananda College
  • Annual Prize giving
  • Blended Beats” organized by the Western Brass band of Bishop’s College
  • Ladies’ College vs Bishop’s College Hockey Encounter

2015

  • 140th Founder’s Day celebration 
  • ”Dwani 2015” Festival of Drums organized by the Oriental Dance society of Bishop’s College was held on the 23rd of January
  • ”Kinnara” organized by St. Thomas’ College
  • ”Computer Day” organized by the ICT Society 
  • Annual Service organized by the St. Margaret’s Convent 
  • “Purple Parade”

2016

  • 141st Founder’s Day celebration
  • Annual Service organized by the St. Margaret’s Convent 
  • Annual Swimming meet
  • Annual Prize giving 
  • Welcoming Ms. Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala, a past pupil of Bishop’s College who climbed Mount Everest and brought honor and glory to the school

2017

  • ”Gosha” organized by Limini Weerasinghe, a past pupil of Bishop’s College 
  • 142nd Founder’s Day celebration 
  • Annual Swimming meet
  • Annual Service organized by the St. Margaret’s Convent 
  • “Kailasa 2017” organized by St. Thomas’ College

2018

  • 143rd Founder’s Day celebration 
  • Annual Prize giving
  • Annual Service organized by St. Margaret’s Convent 
  • Ladies’ College vs Bishop’s College Hockey Encounter

Recent events and meetings

2019

  • 144th Founder’s Day celebration 
  • Annual Service organized by the St. Margaret’s Convent 
  • A Service organized under the Patronage of the Archbishop of Colombo to commemorate the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Sri Lanka
  • “Dwani 2019” organized by the Oriental Dance society of Bishop’s College was held on the 4th of October 

2020

  • Annual Prize giving

2021

  • Installation of the 22nd principal of Bishop’s College

Annual events

Annual Sports Meet(1985-2021)

  • 1985
  • 2014
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Gallery

    Colours Day 2013   

”Gosha” organized by Limini Weerasinghe 2017    

 Performance at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Germany 2013

“Dwani 2019” organized by the Oriental Dance society of Bishop’s College

”Dwani 2015” Festival of Drums organized by the Oriental Dance society of Bishop’s College

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