The Defence Forces' music playing business card
The year 2019 was a celebration of military music. We will wrap up the year with The Lapland Military Band's video, music by Ilari Hylkilä: Joulu Lapissa / Christmas in Lapland. See the upcoming performances and events for year 2020 in the concert calendar.
The five military bands are the only professional wind bands in Finland with 180 military musicians. As well as the Conscript Band, they support national defence and play music that respects the traditions of military music.
The military bands hold concerts throughout Finland and also perform abroad. Overall, the bands have more than 1,000 performances each year. The performances vary from traditional guard parades, visually impressive international marching festivals and concerts of exquisite symphonic wind music to skillful performances of chamber music and entertaining popular music shows.
Warmly welcome to attend military music events!