MUSIC, DRUMS AND DANCE TROUPE
The infant idea of a School’s Dance troupe was conceived in mind of Mr. E.L. Fernando (Principal of T.C.K. 1960 – 1977) at the time when the School was making the initial preparations to celebrate her centenary year in 1972.
The TCK (Sri Lanka) Music, Drums and Dance Troupe now occupies a foremost place among Youth Dance Tropes in Sri Lanka and their performances have been well acclaimed.
This all male Trope which has 41 members trained by Mr. Vipula Jayashantha, has won 1st place for 14 consecutive years since 1978 at the National Dance and Ballet Drama Competition conducted by Sri Lanka’s Department of Education. The Troupe, trained under the watchful eyes of Mr. Vipula Jayashantha, has toured overseas, participated in competitions abroad. They had won the 1st prize for the Magul Bera playing and the 2nd place in the Drum Orchestra at the Cleveland Inter – tie Folk Festival in 1978. They participated in the Bristol International Music Festival in U.K in 1978, 1986, 1992, 1998 & 2004.
In 1978 they also toured and gave performances in Denmark and Sweden. In 1986 they performed in Switzerland, Germany and 1987 in Australia.