SPOL in English

The Finnish Wind Band Association has nearly 170 member wind bands all over Finland. SPOL supports and further develops band culture among amateur musicians in Finland. We organize courses and band camps for conductors and musicians. We take care of publicity, guidance and help to people who are composing, arranging or publishing wind band music.  All the members are Finnish wind bands or private persons.

Annually we are, together with our collaborators, organizing an event, Wind Music Conference (Puhallinpäivät), in mid-March. This is the main event of wind band amateurs in Finland. We also choose the Conductor of the Year and the Band of The Year and those nominations are published in Wind Music Conference.

Have  a look on our publications: the Puhallinorkesteri -journal (only in Finnish) and FinnBandShop PDF-store for interesting new repertoire of Finnish wind band music from the very beginners to professional level.

The Finnish Wind Band Association is interested in developing international contacts. A number of our member orchestras are willing to work together with bands, band camps, competitions, festivals etc. abroad. 

The Finnish Wind Band Association has a board whose chairman is Mr. Raine Ampuja  spol.pj (at) gmail.com

 

Here is more information about Finnish wind band music: "A Shape of Finns to come", an article by Kari Laitinen