Do you play a wind instrument or the drums?
Are you hoping for a chance to play during your stay in Oulu? Then show up with your instrument at Sorvarintie 5, 90530 Oulu [map], at 17.45 on Thursday for one of the best ways of getting to know some Finns. In some cases we can help you borrow an instrument.
For more information, drop a line to our conductor.
Conductor: Elsa Effe
Teekkaritorvet welcomes new players all around the year, whatever their education, job, or nationality is. During the past few years we have had exchange students from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. Feel free to join us and make our list of nationalities even longer and more diverse!
Looking for a band to play at your event?
If you would like to spice up your party with a wind band, please contact our sales representatives. We offer unique and versatile entertainment with affordable prices.
Sales representative: Aleksanteri Lammassaari
Teekkaritorvet wind band was founded by Oulu University tech students in 1970. Nowadays we have a delightfully multidisciplinary line-up of woodwind, brass, and percussion players from freshmen to PhDs. We are one of the interest societies functioning under OYY, the student union of the University of Oulu. Our impressive repertoire ranges from Finnish dance music to pop classics and march music to jazz. We also play funk, disco, rock, and racy swing. This makes us a popular entertainment number with 30-50 gigs every year. You might spot us at various public and private functions, such as university and student festivities, graduation parties, opening ceremonies, weddings, and anniversaries.
Teekkaritorvet is especially famous for our annual Wappu performances in Linnansaari and Rotuaari around May 1st. It is nearly impossible not to hear Teekkaritorvet play during Wappu celebrations. For us players it is often the busiest (and most fun) time of the year.
In summer 2017 we played our first-ever gig at Qstock-festival. Earlier in the year we also played a wonderful gig to over a thousand choir singers at NSSS (Nordic Student Singers Summit) that was held in Oulu in May. To honor Finland’s 100-year anniversary, the music interest societies under OYY (student choirs Teeku and Cassiopeia, the university chamber orchestra, and Teekkaritorvet) came together to hold a sold-out concert in November 2017.
2018 was truly a year of festivals for Teekkaritorvet! In Oulu area, our players entertained the visitors of Bättre folk, Qstock and Vulcanalia, and on top of it all we spent an amazing weekend at Hudba bez hranic festival in the Czech Republic.
50th anniversary in 2020
Teekkaritorvet celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2020. The anniversary concert was held in Saalastinsali (Oulu University main building in Linnanmaa campus) on November 14th at 3 pm.
You can still watch the concert online via Kaleva Live, https://www.kaleva.fi/live. The site is unfortunately only in Finnish but the concert is available also abroad. The stream requires subscription for Kaleva but there is a trial offer: one month for 1 €. If you are watching the stream and enjoying the concert, you can support Teekkaritorvet by buying a digital programme from https://teekkaritorvet.tapahtumiin.fi/.
Where to find us online?
On our Facebook page you can find pictures and videos from our gigs, and look for up-coming events. We also have YouTube and Instagram accounts that you are more than welcome to check out.