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


Major (Mus.) Tomi Väisänen


Töölö II

Free admission!
  • Wed 09.05.2018
    The Rock Church
Tanja Räsänen, conductor
Øystein Baadsvik, tuba

Egil Hovland: Festival Overture
Øystein Baadsvik: Tuubakonsertto
Albert Schneltzer: Azraeel Suite
Johan August Halvorsen: Norsk Rapsodi nr. 1