8 Dragoon Band

Dragoon Band

The Dragoon Band is unique.

The band, founded in 1921, still "rides" strong today. Its traditions go all the way back to the 1600s. The Dragoon Band continues to cherish these honourable traditions of the cavalry even today.

The Dragoon Band's concerts in autumn 2017 promise a wide variety of musical experiences.
The autumn season will open with the Mannerheim 150 Concert conducted by Lieutenant Colonel (Mus.) Jyrki Koskinen, Chief Conductor of the Finnish Defence Forces and with soloist Angelika Klas. In November's anniversary day Dragoon entertainment concerts we will hear the entire Hietanen family, as Pentti, Heini and daughters Iina and Roosa visit with the Dragoon Band. We will greet Christmas in Lappeenranta and Mikkeli as basso Janne Sundqvist sings familiar Christmas melodies accompanied by the military band.

Music gives strength to people and content to life. Music can express patriotic feeling and pay respect to our 100-year-old Finland. I wish you all welcome to the Dragoon Band's concerts - they will be a true delight.

Senior Conductor
Major (Mus.) Riku Huhtasalo

Senior Conductor

Major (Mus.) Riku Huhtasalo


First Lieutenant (Mus.) Aino Koskela



Tickets €40
  • Fri 28.07.2017
    at 19.00
    Art Centre Salmela
    Mäntyharjuntie 25, 52700 Mäntyharju
Conductor Riku Huhtasalo ja Aino Koskela
Soloist Jukka Kuoppamäki

Tickets €40
To reserve tickets: info.taidekeskussalmela.fi
tel. 050 338 8114
For more information: www.taidekeskussalmela.fi
On the day of the concert, from the door 11.00-19.00.

Jukka Kuoppamäki's most beloved blue and white melodies will transport listeners, evoking memories of Finland. The concert programme also includes patriotic marches and music by Jean Sibelius, our national composer.