Kaartin soittokunta

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 42 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.) Timo Kotilainen
Capitain (Mus.) Aino Koskela

The Guards Band concerts

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Christmas Concert Uusimaa The Guards Band
20 December

Christmas Concert

The Guards Band

Mikael Agricola church


Töölö I Uusimaa The Guards Band
25 January

Töölö I

The Guards Band

Temppeliaukio Church (The Rock Church)

Free admission!