4 The Guards Band

The Guards Band

The oldest professional wind band in Finland, The Guards Band, was established in 1819. Nowadays the official representative band of the Finnish Defence Forces consists of 48 full-time musicians. One of the duties for the Helsinki-based band is performing at The Independence Day’s reception at the Presidential Palace. On top of the official performances, the Guards Band also gives concerts in Finland and abroad.

Senior Conductor

Major (Mus.) Pasi-Heikki Mikkola

Conductor

Captain Hannu Simoinen

Concerts

Guards Band: Töölö II

Free entry!
  • Tue 28.03.2017
    19:00
    Temppeliaukion church, Helsinki
    Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki

The annual Töölö concert series will always include four concerts at the so-called Rock Church in Helsinki. The concerts showcase the wind music classics from the 1900s and 2000s.

The conductor of the Dragoon Band, Aino Koskela, has put together a fresh set of Finnish wind music.

Aino Koskela, conductor
Anne-Maria Polso, French horn
Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano

Jukka-Pekka Lehto: Inguna Ganda
Aulis Sallinen: Five Portraits of Women Op. 100
Lauri Porra: Near & Distant (commissioned, first public performance)
Ernest Pingoud (orchestrated by Aino Koskela): Le Fétich, Diableries Galantes (Félicien Rops)

Guards Band: Töölö III

Free entry!
  • Tue 09.05.2017
    19:00
    Temppeliaukion church, Helsinki
    Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki

Jukka Myllys, conductor
Matts Remell, euphonium

The annual Töölö concert series will always include four concerts at the so-called Rock Church in Helsinki. The concerts showcase the wind music classics from the 1900s and 2000s. The concert
soloist, Matts Remell, is the Guards Band's long-standing 2nd euphonium. The concert will double as his University of the Arts' Sibelius Academy's A Level Exam.

Juha Pisto: Nachtmusik
Jukka Linkola: Euphonium Concerto
Einar Englund (arr. Elias Seppälä): The Great Walls of China
Leonid Bashmakov: Crescendo

Pro Patria - the Defence Forces' Finland 100 Anniversary Concert

29,00 - 39,00 €
During the Pro Patria Concert, the Guards Band will perform traditional Finnish military music - in addition to which the audience will be captured by familiar works starring soprano Essi Luttinen and entertainer Jari Sillanpää. Thus the versatile know-how of the Guards Band in the field of popular music will also be brought forward. Military music straight to the heart!

Pro Patria - the Defence Forces' Finland 100 Anniversary Concert

29,00 - 39,00 €
  • Tue 21.11.2017
    19:00
    Helsinki Music Centre
    Ticket sale begins 1.5.2017
During the Pro Patria Concert, the Guards Band will perform traditional Finnish military music - in addition to which the audience will be captured by familiar works starring soprano Essi Luttinen and entertainer Jari Sillanpää. Thus the versatile know-how of the Guards Band in the field of popular music will also be brought forward. Military music straight to the heart!

Pro Patria - the Defence Forces' Finland 100 Anniversary Concert

29,00 - 39,00 €
  • Wed 22.11.2017
    19:00
    Sibelius Hall
    Ticket sale begins 1.5.2017
During the Pro Patria Concert, the Guards Band will perform traditional Finnish military music - in addition to which the audience will be captured by familiar works starring soprano Essi Luttinen and entertainer Jari Sillanpää. Thus the versatile know-how of the Guards Band in the field of popular music will also be brought forward. Military music straight to the heart!