Preliminary Bands for the year 2021
The Guards Band
Established in 1819, the Guards Band has been responsible for music in state ceremonies throughout the independence of Finland. Included in its special history are instances such as participating in the premiere of the national song of Finland in 1848 and in the first performance of the first Finnish opera “Kaarle Kuninkaan metsästys” (The Hunt of King Charles) in 1852.
The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defense Forces
The Conscript Band with its rifle team represents the high level of expertise of the Finnish compulsory military service.