7 The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces

The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces

The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces is a vibrant and edged team, including nearly hundred young and talented men and women completing their military service. The Conscript Band is based in Hattula, Parola. They operate between March and September.

The Conscript Band’s concerts include heartfelt moments, classical masterpieces, figure marching, grooving shows and jazz: versatile music suiting the occasion.

Senior Conductor

Captain (Mus.) Ville Paakkunainen


First Lieutenant (Mus.) Juhani Valtasalmi


POSTPONED TO AUGUST 2021 - Hamina Tattoo 2020

Hamina Tattoo 2.8.-8.8.

The 30 year old Conscript Band will participate in the events of Hamina Tattoo performing better that ever before. A top notch figure march will be performed in the March Show by highly skilled conscript players and mustered out former Conscript Band players. The Conscript Band will have a strong show in the Hamina Tattooo opening concert as well.
In addition, the Conscript Band’s different set ups will play music in other concerts during the Tattoo week, including splendid events free of charge in the vicinity of the Hamina Bastion. The Conscript Band will also participate in the Mini Tattoo on the Senate Square on 3 August.
See you at the Tattoo! For further information www.hamina.fi/tattoo/ohjelma


17,50/22,50 €
  • Tue 18.08.2020
    at 19.00
    Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna
  • Wed 19.08.2020
    at 19:00
    Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna
  • Fri 21.08.2020
    at 19.00
    Kuopio Music Centre, Kuopio
  • Sat 22.08.2020
    at 19.00
    Paviljonki, Jyväskylä
  • Wed 26.08.2020
    at 19.00
    Logomo, Turku
  • Thu 27.08.2020
    at 19.00
    Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
  • Fri 28.08.2020
    at 19.00
    Tampere Hall, Tampere
Juhani Valtasalmi and Tommi Suutarinen, conductor

During the Conscript Band’s 30th Anniversary Tour, a mega set up will perform the best hits down the years. In the autumn, the Tour drawing crowds into Finland’s most splendid concert halls will be the last show of the skills of the 2020 contingent and a diamond polished together.
The band will have 70 musicians, forming a mega pop orchestra with a symphonic wind ensemble, a sizeable strings section and a rock and percussion band. This is a musical delight you can not experience anywhere else! This concert enjoyment will be so much more that just skilfully played music. The Conscript Band’s own singers will perform as soloists full of stage charisma, young energy and skills.
Make sure you get a seat in this unforgettable concert.

Christmas Pop Music Tour

17,50 € - 22,50 €
  • Thu 26.11.2020
    Porvoo, Taidetehdas
    Tickets coming up for sale
  • Fri 27.11.2020
    Kouvola, Kuusaasali
    Tickets coming up for sale
  • Sun 29.11.2020
    Hamina, Maneesi
    Tickets coming up for sale
  • Mon 30.11.2020
    Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta-sali
    Tickets coming up for sale

The Conscript Band’s Christmas Pop Music Tour has become a tradition, and in November, it will give familiar Christmas carols some swing and groove! On this tour, the Conscript Band’s NCO course trainees’ voluminous band set up will make your Christmas socks spin more wildly than ever. Our skilled conscripts will delight you as soloists.

The programme of this band consisting of an accompanying set up, a wind and string section includes Christmas music from all over the world.

Even if winter will be well on its way, no worries; the music will get everybody warmed up.

Duration: 2 h.10 min., incl. intermission 20 min.