Navy Band

The Navy Band performs in the official events of the Finnish Navy and gives concerts in the hometown Turku and around western Finland. The Navy Band has their premises in the Turku Conservatoire and their concert venue is called the Sigyn Hall.

Senior Conductor

Lieutenant commander (Mus.) Petri Junna


Lieutenant commander (Mus.) Jarkko Aaltonen


At anchor for a Week

  • Mon 09.09.2019
Navy Band’s special ensembles
At the beginning of September, in week 37, the players of the Navy Band will set foot in the town! Music will be played for the joy of the townspeople by various small ensembles at lunch places and bars, kindergartens and service homes. Music will also be taken outside of Turku: the Navy Band’s Saxophone Quartet will give a concert in the Art Chapel of Hirvensalo and in Hanko and Kemiönsaari.

American Salute

Navy Band
Jarkko Aaltonen, conductor
Etienne Boudreault, bassoon
The audience will get a chance to enjoy valiant and delicate atmospheres as the Navy Band takes on music by American composers Gould, Ticheli and Barnes. The evening’s soloist, Etienne Boudreault, principal bassoon of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra will get on the stage to interpret Gordon’s Concerto for Bassoon accompanied by the Band.

Morton Gould: American Salute
Frank Ticheli: Shenandoah
Jacob Gordon: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra
James Barnes: Third Symphony

Concert for Disabled War Veterans

  • Tue 29.10.2019
    at 7 p.m.
Navy Band
Sibelius Academy class of students of orchestra conducting
At this concert for disabled war veterans, rich in traditions, the Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy students of orchestra conducting will conduct the Navy Band.

The programme 20€ includes coffee. Tickets will be available at Aito Kulta, and at the door before the concert.


Tickets 28 / 22€
Navy Band
Men’s Choir Naskalit
The names of actors and dancers will be confirmed later
Jarkko Aaltonen and Petri Junna, conductors

Mikko Kouki, direction
Niina Repo, screenplay
Jussi Vahvaselkä, musical arrangement
The Navy Band’s 100th Anniversary Tour is a revue full of humour based on Finland’s first musical film Our Boys at Sea (1933). The revue features a cast of experienced actors, Men’s Choir Naskalit and a dance group. The screenplay is by Niina Repo. The music is arranged for the Navy Band by Jussi Vahvaselkä, and the revue itself is directed by Mikko Kouki.

Tickets 28 / 22€

Independence Day Parade

  • Fri 06.12.2019
    at 7 p.m.
Navy Band
This year, the Finnish Defence Forces’ traditional Independence Day Parade will be organised in Tampere. The Navy Band will perform music for the parade.

Christmas Concert

Free entry!
  • Thu 12.12.2019
    at 6 p.m.
    Martinkirkko, Huovinkatu 5, 20810 Turku
Fri 13.12.2018 at 9 p.m.
Turku Cathedral, Tuomiokirkonkatu 1, 20500 Turku
The Navy Band’s traditional Christmas concerts have been very popular indeed. This year, the Band will give concerts in two churches: In Martinkirko on 12 December at 18.00 and in Turku Cathedral on 13 December at 21.00. The audience will also have the chance to sing traditional Christmas songs accompanied by the Band. Come and enjoy the Christmas spirit together with the Navy Band!!

Free entry!