The Dragoon Band
The Dragoon Band creates experiences
The Dragoon Band is an Army military band consisting of 34 musicians placed in the Army Academy in Lappeenranta. Major (Mus.) Riku Huhtasalo serves as the Band’s senior conductor and Captain Marko Saikko as the deputy conductor.
The band performs music primarily in Eastern Finland, in the regions of Kymeenlaakso, Southern Karelia, Southern Savo, and Northern Karelia and the units of the Defence Forces and Border Guard operating there. In addition, the Band performs music at veterans’, reservists’ and national defence organisations’ events .
The Band organises concerts playing music in this area assigned to it cooperating with other actors in the field of music and congregations. For example, the Band cooperates with the Lappeenranta City Orchestra in the framework of various projects every year.
The Dragoon Band founded in 1921 still “rides” strong today cherishing the honourable heritage of the Cavalry tracing back to the 17th century. The Dragoon Band's concerts in 2020 hold in store a wide variety of musical genres and experiences. With the Band in the lead, the audience will take a journey from big emotions to strong patriotic feelings.
I wish you all welcome to the Dragoon Band's concerts to enjoy unforgettable moments in the world of music.
Senior Conductor Major (Mus.) Riku Huhtasalo
CHURCH CONCERTFree entry! Programme 10€
- Thu 10.09.2020klo 19Joutseno Church, Penttiläntie 1, 54100 JoutsenoThe concert will be conducted by Sibelius Academy wind orchestra conductor students.
CONCERT OF MEMORIESTickets from 15 € (incl. service fees) Tickets in advance: Ticketmaster Carelicum tel. 013-2675222
- Sat 12.09.20202 pmCarelia-sali Yliopistokatu 4, 80100 JoensuuOrganised by Pohjois-Karjalan Sotaveteraanipiiri (North Karelian war veterans’ association)
Traveler - Traveling with the Chief Conductor20€
- Wed 07.10.2020at 7pmLappenranta-sali, Villimiehenkatu 1, 53100 Lappeenranta
SAIMAA IIMajor (Mus.) Riku Huhtasalo and Captain (Mus.) Aino Koskela, conductors
- Wed 18.11.20207 pmCarelia-sali Yliopistokatu 4, 80100 JoensuuTickets from 20 € (incl. service fees) In advance: Ticketmaster Carelicum tel. 013-2675222 Tickets sold at the door an hour before the concert
- Thu 19.11.20207 pmConcert Hall Mikaeli Sointukatu 1, 50100 MikkeliTickets from 20 € (incl. service fees) In advance: Ticketmaster Mikaeli Ticket Sales (Mikaelin lipunmyynti) tel. 0600 30 2045 Tickets sold at the door an hour before the concert
- Fri 20.11.20207 pmLappeenranta-sali Villimiehenkatu 1, 53100 LappeenrantaTickets from 20 € (incl. service fees) In advance: Customer Service Centre Winkki (Lappeenranta City Hall) Mon-Fri at 8-16, tel. 05 616 2220 lippu.fi 0600 900 900 (2 €/beginning min+network provider fee) R-kiosks (mention the name of the concert) Ticke
EVENING DEVOTED TO FATHERLANDTickets from 20 € (incl. service fees and programme) In advance: ticketmaster.fi Tickets sold at the door an hour before the concert
- Fri 04.12.20207 pmLappee Maria Church Kirkkokatu 11, 53100 LappeenrantaDragoon Band and Karjalan Laulu-Veikot Major (Mus.) Riku Huhtasalo and Nadja Härkönen, conductors Baritone Gabriel Suovanen, soloist
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CAROLSFree entrance
- Sun 13.12.20206 pmLappee Maria Church Kirkkokatu 11, 53100 LappeenrantaOrganised by Lappee Congregation