Finnish Wind Band enthusiasts, both professional and amateur, get together once a year. In year 2020 we will meet in western Finland in the city of Uusikaupunki. The featured instruments this time will be especially woodwind instruments. We hope to see you there, too.
The dates of the Festival are March 20-22nd.
The registration is open now. We recommend to registrate before January 31st. The entrance fee of 100€ includes all the program of the festival (concerts, lectures, exhibitions, demos etc.), however not the accommodation and meals. Accommodation you can book here.
The program (All the events will be at Cultural Centre Cruselli unless other venue mentioned.)
Friday March 20th
12pm Exhibitions open
12:30 Press release: The program of Crusell Festival to be announced
Lectures and workshops for wind instrument teachers
1 pm Paul Harris: Simultaneous Learning
3pm Taina Räsänen: Active music listening
4pm Paul Harris: The Virtuoso Teacher
9pm Get together party with Võru Music School Wind Band (EST)
Saturday March 21st
9am Opening Ceremony, Exhibitions open
Repertoire Concerts Grades 0-3
1 pm Lefreque demo session, conductor Jyrki Koskinen
4 pm Meetings
The Reception of the City of Uusikaupunki and evening party with Hämpton Dixieland Band
Lectures on Saturday:
Klo 9:45 Jukka-Pekka Lehto: New tones - Suita 4
10:15-11:00 Chester Phillips: Technique, teaching and planning for marching.
11:30-12 Jukka Viitasaari and Jukka-Pekka Lehto: A Shape of Finns to Come
12:30- 13 Lassi Ikäheimo: Junior Tattoo -info
13:30-14:00 Rune Hannisdahl: How to Build a Band -the Norwegian model. How to recruit new members and keep the ones you've got?
15:00 Stephen Mitton: Creative Programming Solutions for Band
Sunday March 22nd
9am Exhibitions open
10 The Mass in the Church. Suomen vapaakirkon puhallinorkesteri, conductor Kai Piikkilä.
11am Childrens Concert The Finnish Navy Bands Woodwind quintet: "Bremen town Musicians" Tickets
12pm A panel discussion