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