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: Spring Concert

33,5 / 17,5 €
Thu 20.04.2017
19:00
Sibelius Hall, Järvenpää-talo
Hallintokatu 4, 00410 Järvenpää

Pasi-Heikki Mikkola, conductor
Maria Ylipää, song

The concert will have gems from musicals as well as a selection of Jussi Lampela's new evergreens
- with Maria Ylipää as star of the show!

Guards Band: Spring Concert

33,5 / 17,5 €
Fri 21.04.2017
19:00
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 Helsinki

Pasi-Heikki Mikkola, conductor
Maria Ylipää, song

The concert will have gems from musicals as well as a selection of Jussi Lampela's new evergreens
- with Maria Ylipää as star of the show!

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