Information in English

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 opens already September 1st and 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

13pm Lectures and workshops for wind instrument teachers 

- Paul Harris: Simultaneous Learning

- Taina Räsänen: Active music listening

- Paul Harris: The Virtuoso Teacher

7pm Concert Umo Helsinki Jazz Orchestra 

9pm Get together party with Võru Music School Wind Band (EST)

Saturday March 21st

9am Opening Ceremony, Exhibitions open

9:30 am Repertoire Concerts Grades 0-3

          - Grade 0-2 Vakka-Suomen Musiikkiopisto - Music School Youth Band

          - Grade 2-3 Laitilan soittokunta ja Uudenkaupungin VPK:n soittokunta 

          - Grade 2-3 Võru Music School Wind Band (EST)

4pm Meetings

7pm Concert the Finnish Navy BandUudenkaupungin uusi kirkko (the Church of Uusikaupunki)

The Reception of the City of Uusikaupunki and evening party with Hämpton Dixieland Band

Sunday March 22nd

9am  Exhibitions open

10 The Mass in the Church.

11am Childrens Concert  The Finnish Navy Bands Woodwind quintet: "Bremen town Musicians"

12pm  A panel discussion

1pm Concert Rauma Youth Band

      - Grade 3-5