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

Conductor

Lieutenant commander (Mus.) Jarkko Aaltonen

Concerts

Opening of the Navy Band’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition

Tickets to visit the Suomen Joutsen exhibition 6 / 4 €
  • Fri 24.05.2019
    5 p.m.
    Suomen Joutsen
Navy Brass Quintet

Festive brass music will play on board Suomen Joutsen on the occasion of the opening of the Navy Band’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition. The exhibition at Forum Marinum will be open daily from 11 to 19 throughout the summer, welcome to see it!

Tickets to visit the Suomen Joutsen exhibition 6 / 4 € at the Forum Marinum ticket sales point.

Flag Day Celebration March Music Concert

Free entry!
  • Tue 04.06.2019
    1 p.m.
    Suomen Joutsen
Navy Band

Petri Junna, conductor

To celebrate the Finnish Defence Forces Flag Day, the versatile programme will also include a march music concert with marches from all over the world. If you go to the concert, it would also be a good idea to go visit the Navy Band’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition on board the Suomen Joutsen.

Free entry to the concert!

Guards Parade and MIL-Espa Concert

Free entry!
  • Fri 14.06.2019
    Parade at 12.30 p.m.
    Helsinki
Navy Band
Guards Band

MIL-Espa Concert at 2 p.m.

Esplanade Park Stage, Helsinki
Navy Band
Petri Junna, conductor
MIL-Espa Concert at 2 p.m. Esplanade Park Stage, Helsinki Navy Band Petri Junna, conductor The Guards Parade starts at the Helsinki Senate Square at 12.30 p.m., passing by the Market Square to the Main Guard, returning by Esplanadi to the Barracks Square. During the parade, the Navy and Guards Bands will play march music. After the Guards Parade, the Navy Band will give a summer concert at the Esplanade Park Stage playing the best march music from home and abroad.

The concert is about 45 min. long. Free entry

The Defence Forces' Musical Summer Tour - Helsinki

Free entry!
  • Sat 15.06.2019
    6 p.m.
    Helsinki, Suomenlinna
The Guards Combo will bombard the audience with a full load of Jamiroquai’s hits with Heini Ikonen as its soloist. This young female artist full of energy will not be overshadowed by a band big or small; she will definitely get the audience on the dance floor!

This is the first time the Navy Combo works with rapper Adi L Hasla. Adi L Hasla is a Finnish rap artist from Kuokkala, Jyväskylä who has become famous, for instance, through music service Spotify and YouTube. Arranged for a big orchestra, the artist’s music gets a brand new sound.

Every year, the Conscript Band’s Show Band offers an unforgettable collection of hits on the Summer Tour which includes, in addition to famous old hits, also top hits from today’s play lists. This gig full of energy won’t leave anybody cold!

Pori Concert

Free entry!
  • Tue 25.06.2019
    at 6 p.m.
    Tuomaanpuisto, Turku
    The Navy Band’s summer concert at Tuomaanpuisto.
Navy Band
Petri Junna, conductor
The Pori Brigade Guild Association will organise a traditional park concert with the Navy Band at Tuomaanpuisto. The Turku Soldier’s Home Association will also be there selling coffee and fresh donuts from their sales truck.

The concert is about one hour long. The event is free, weather permitting!

The Defence Forces' Musical Summer Tour - Seinäjoki

Free entry!
  • Wed 26.06.2019
    6 p.m.
    Seinäjoki-areena
The Lapland Military Big Band will get your hips moving by performing Toto’s songs with Viljami Holopainen and Ilari Kaipainen, former soloists of the Show Band, who did their military service in the Defence Forces Conscript Band.

This is the first time the Navy Combo works with rapper Adi L Hasla. Adi L Hasla is a Finnish rap artist from Kuokkala, Jyväskylä who has become famous, for instance, through music service Spotify and YouTube. Arranged for a big orchestra, the artist’s music gets a brand new sound.

Every year, the Conscript Band’s Show Band offers an unforgettable collection of hits on the Summer Tour which includes, in addition to famous old hits, also top hits from today’s play lists. This gig full of energy won’t leave anybody cold!

The Defence Forces' Musical Summer Tour - Oulu

Free entry!
  • Thu 27.06.2019
    at 6 p.m.
    Oulu
The Lapland Military Big Band will get your hips moving by performing Toto’s songs with Viljami Holopainen and Ilari Kaipainen, former soloists of the Show Band, who did their military service in the Defence Forces Conscript Band.

This is the first time the Navy Combo works with rapper Adi L Hasla. Adi L Hasla is a Finnish rap artist from Kuokkala, Jyväskylä who has become famous, for instance, through music service Spotify and YouTube. Arranged for a big orchestra, the artist’s music gets a brand new sound.

Every year, the Conscript Band’s Show Band offers an unforgettable collection of hits on the Summer Tour which includes, in addition to famous old hits, also top hits from today’s play lists. This gig full of energy won’t leave anybody cold!

The Defence Forces' Musical Summer Tour - Turku

Free entry!
  • Sat 29.06.2019
    at 6 p.m.
    Turku
Abba’s music will never go out of fashion. Emilia Vihanto, a young singer and song writer from Helsinki will perform as the soloist of the Navy Band. Thank You For The Music!

This is the first time the Navy Combo works with rapper Adi L Hasla. Adi L Hasla is a Finnish rap artist from Kuokkala, Jyväskylä who has become famous, for instance, through music service Spotify and YouTube. Arranged for a big orchestra, the artist’s music gets a brand new sound.

This is the first time the Navy Band works with rapper Adi L Hasla. Adi L Hasla is a Finnish rap artist from Kuokkala, Jyväskylä who has become famous, for instance, through music service Spotify and YouTube. Arranged for a big orchestra, the artist’s music gets a brand new sound.

Concert of the Septet

Tickets to visit the Suomen Joutsen 6 / 4 € at the Forum Marinum ticket sale point.
  • Wed 03.07.2019
    at 17.00
    Suomen Joutsen
Navy Septet
The Navy Septet will play a hornful of entertainment music from memory boulevard on board the Suomen Joutsen. The programme includes, for example, famous Elvis Presley songs.

If you go to the concert, it would also be a good idea to go visit the Navy Band’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition. Tickets to visit the Suomen Joutsen 6 / 4 € at the Forum Marinum ticket sale point.

Navy Goes Abba Summer Concert

  • Thu 04.07.2019
    Merikarvia, Summer Theatre
Navy Band
Jarkko Aaltonen, conductor
Emilia Vihanto, vocals
With Emilia Vihanto as the Navy Band’s soloist, it will give a summer light concert where you can enjoy music by Abba.

Guards Parade and MIL-Espa Concert

Free entry!
  • Fri 05.07.2019
    Parade at 12.30 p.m.
    Helsinki
Navy Band

MIL-Espa concert at 2 p.m.
Esplanade Park Stage, Helsinki

Navy Band
Jarkko Aaltonen, conductor
Emilia Vihanto, vocals
The Guards Parade starts at the Helsinki Senate Square at 12.30 p.m. , passing by the Market Square to the Main Guard , returning by Esplanadi to the Barracks Square. After the Guards Parade, the Navy Band will give a summer concert at the Esplanade Park Stage playing music by Abba. Emilita Vihanto will shine as a soloist.

The concert is about 45 min. long. Free entry

Sing-along

Free entry!
  • Tue 16.07.2019
    at 6 p.m.
    Turku, by the Suomen Joutsen
The Navy Band’s Conscript Band
Pertti Keihäs ja Jari Koivisto, vocals
Join the sing-along accompanied by the Navy Band’s Conscript Band! Skillful singers Pertti Keihäs and Jari Koivisto will lead the singing at the event held alongside the Suomen Joutsen.

Free entry!

At anchor for a Week

  • Mon 09.09.2019
    Turku
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. On Turku Day, 15 September, you can hear military music playing even on För, on the way from Åbo to Turku and back. 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

  • Fri 04.10.2019
    at 7 p.m.
    Sigyn Hall
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

The programme 20€ includes coffee. Tickets will be available at Aito Kulta, and at the door before the concert.
  • Tue 29.10.2019
    at 7 p.m.
    Karkkilasali
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.

OUR BOYS AT SEA

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.
    Tampere
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!