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
SAIMAA IIMajor (Mus.) Riku Huhtasalo and Captain (Mus.) Aino Koskela, conductors
- Wed 18.11.20207 pmCarelia-sali Yliopistokatu 4, 80100 JoensuuTickets will be available in November
- Thu 19.11.20207 pmConcert Hall Mikaeli Sointukatu 1, 50100 MikkeliTickets from 20 € (incl. service fees) will be on sale in November
- Fri 20.11.20207 pmLappeenranta-sali Villimiehenkatu 1, 53100 LappeenrantaTickets from 20 € (incl. service fees) in November
EVENING DEVOTED TO FATHERLANDTickets on sale in November
- 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