The increasing demand on microwave spectrum for communication systems has been the driving force in the filter industry. Multiple filtering characteristics have become necessary for many filter designs in mobile and satellite applications. In this paper, a new cost-function for an optimization algorithm to achieve a multiple passband filtering function has been introduced. A high-temperature superconductor ten-pole filter with triple-band performance has been designed and fabricated to verify this algorithm. Each of the three passbands has a fractional bandwidth of approximately 0.26%.