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 42 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.) Timo Kotilainen


Capitain (Mus.) Aino Koskela


Töölö I

Free admission
  • Wed 03.02.2021
    at 7 pm
    The Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Church)

Miika Jämsä, tuba
Anna-Maria Helsing, conductor

Arvo Pärt: Fratres for wind octet and percussion
Jukka Linkola: Concerto for tuba
Hilding Rosenberg: Symphony for wind instruments and percussion

The concert livestream will be available at youtube.com/kaartinsoittokunta and the concert will also be aired on the Yle Radio 1 live and also as a recording three months after that.
No guests allowed at the church.

Chamber Music Concert

Free admission!
  • Wed 17.03.2021
    at 12.00 pm
    Helsinki conservatory
The concert will be streamed on the Guards Bands Youtube channel.

Spring concert

Ticket sales information will be informed later.
  • Fri 23.04.2021
    at 7 pm
    Finlandia hall

Aino Koskela, conductor
Mikael Konttinen and Johanna Försti, vocals

Töölö II

Free admission
  • Wed 05.05.2021
    at 7 pm
    The Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Church)

Saara Aittakumpu, conductor
Kampin laulu

Igor Stravinsky: Mass
Anton Bruckner: Mass no. 2 e-molli