Black and Gold Harmony, was held at the Ruhunu University Medical Faculty Auditorium on December 27, 2008, in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mahinda College Western band. This event was pioneered by the late Mr. W. Wimalagunarathne, Head Master of the Junior Section, of the College in 1968.
Black and Gold Harmony commenced with a burst of music by Mahinda College band and followed by St. Thomas College, Matara, Southlands Girls College, St. Aloysius College and Sangamitta Girls College, Galle.
“Follow Me” by Oscar Harris, was sung as a joint effort by Southlands College and Mahinda College students, while “Tide is High” by Atomic Kitten was sung by Sacred Heart Convent School.
Black and Gold Harmony was conducted by Damith Ganhewa, Prasann Kusum and Mahil Chandana Amarasinghe. Youth Orchestra was conducted by Rohan Chamara, while the Percussion Band was conducted by Nimesh Alawatte.