6 Lapland Military Band

Lapland Military Band

The Lapland Military Band, based in Rovaniemi, is the only boreal professional wind orchestra in Finland and in the European Union. The band consists of 30 musicians. Besides performing in the events organized by the Defence Forces, it has an important role in Lapland’s music culture.

Senior Conductor

Major (Mus.) Jaakko Nurila


Marski's day

Tickets 15€
  • Wed 01.11.2017
    Korundi, Rovaniemi
  • Thu 02.11.2017
    Kaukametsä hall, Kajaani
  • Fri 03.11.2017
    Kuusamotalo, Kuusamo
Conductor: Jyrki Koskinen
Soloist: Emilia Vesalainen-Pellas, soprano
In 2017, we celebrate 150 years since the birth of Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim. In the Mannerheim 150 Years Concert, we go through Mannerheim's life by way of music. In many ways, the Field Marshal's life is closely entwined with that of Finland's history. The concert will feature brilliant soprano Emilia Vesalainen-Pellas as a soloist.

Church festival

Free entry!
  • Fri 10.11.2017
    Oulu Cathedral
    Lapland Military Band and Reservist Choir
The Defence Forces' regional church festival will be celebrated with music. The Lapland Military Band and wonderful Reservist Choir are responsible for the music. Professional musicians and active amateur choristers sing in this men's choir. Together, the performers and beautiful Cathedral guarantee a touching and memorable moment with the Word. Church work of the Finnish Defence Forces

Soiva Siili and military band

Tickets 5€
The popular children's concert is brought to Korundi. A funny, good humoured concert for children, where you can sing along and participate. In this concert the audience is also baptised with music - Soiva Siili is accompanied by a military band - what will we not come up with together?

Korundi jazz -Finland, Sisu and Sarpila

40€ festival / 70€ festival pass
  • Sat 18.11.2017
    Korundi, Rovaniemi
Korundijazz is a new jazz event in Rovaniemi. The jazz weekend, now arranged for the second time, brings a versatile programme for you enjoyment. The Lapland Military Band has the pleasure to perform together with the master of swing, Antti Sarpila.

Independence day eve concert

Tickets 15€
  • Mon 04.12.2017
    Korundi, Rovaniemi
  • Tue 05.12.2017
    Oulu, Madetojan sali
Concerts on the eve of Independence Day and other related traditions are an important part of this Finnish celebration. If anything, Jean Sibelius' Finlandia belongs to our Independence Day. The work will be heard as the final number of the concert. The day will begin with a celebration for reservists promoted in military rank and will continue with a concert that is open for all.

Candelit concert

free entrance/ programme 10€
  • Tue 12.12.2017
    Sodankylä Church
  • Wed 13.12.2017
    Ivalo Church
  • Thu 14.12.2017
    Rovaniemi Church
A military band's Christmas concert is always conducted with heart and warmth. Churches are full and the audience is numerous - this gives us the best Christmas feeling. There is enough Christmas cheer to go around in the Candlelit concert. Guest soloist is the exceptional pan flutist Stefan Stancui!

Soldier's home Cristmas

free entry!
  • Sat 16.12.2017
    Soldier's home, Someroharju
The Rovaniemi Soldier's Home Association will arrange a Christmas celebration in the garrison that you are welcome to join. The coffee is fresh and pastries delicious. You may also be able to find excellent Christmas gifts at the bazaar. Christmas music and community singing with the Lapland Military Band.