Seven Wonders Tour Makes the Cut as Evento Awards Finalist!

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The 2023 March to Seven Wonders tour of the military music sector has been selected as a finalist in the social events category of the event competition Evento Awards, said Finnish Defence Forces in a press release on Tuesday.

The March to Seven Wonders tour was a masterpiece by the Defence Forces' military music sector that lifted the global tattoo tradition to a new level.

The result was a massive and impressive performance with over 300 musicians, especially for children and young people, combining musical theatre, figure march and video games in seven cities.

The Defence Forces organised school demonstrations for schools and group teachers in the area. Over 11,000 schoolchildren saw the free performance.

The purpose of the tour was to promote a positive employer image, promote the will to defend the country and increase awareness of Finnish conscription and the diverse activities of the Finnish Defence Forces.

The purpose of the tour was to reach young people and highlight different options for military service, as well as to inform them about the Defence Forces' diverse tasks and careers.

In addition, experiences and things to think about were offered; There is a strength in doing things together; Culture and music are important contributors to well-being and; Music can also become a profession in the military.

The bands consisted of the Guards Band, the Navy Band, the Dragoon Band, the Lapland Military Band, the Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces and the Air Force Big Band, the reservists' drum group, the Rauma Boys' Band and the Kotka Youth Orchestra and the Hamina Youth Orchestra.

The opening number featured local youth orchestras with over a thousand musicians. The roles included students of the musical theatre programme at Tampere University of Applied Sciences and professional actors. The costume design was carried out by the Fashion and Costume Department of the Southeast Finland University of Applied Sciences. Most of the tour was carried out by the conscripts and personnel of the Finnish Defence Forces.

Works that are suitable for the social event competition series are events that focus on charity or other socially significant events that promote good and that are organised by a public body, a company or a third sector, for example. The purpose of the event may be to raise money for a good cause or to promote other socially important values and actions.

The evaluation criteria emphasise profitability and impact, as well as social, ecological and economic responsibility for the implementation of the event. The winner will be announced on April 11.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. EllaJohnson says

    As a music enthusiast, I applaud the innovative approach the Finnish Defence Forces took with the March to Seven Wonders tour. It’s commendable to see them engaging with youth through a combination of music, theatre, and games to promote important values and career opportunities. Kudos to the Defence Forces for this impactful initiative!

  2. Emily_MusicLover says

    As a music enthusiast, I truly admire the efforts of the Finnish Defence Forces in organizing the March to Seven Wonders tour. It’s commendable how they used such a grand performance to engage with the youth, promote patriotism, and showcase the various facets of military service. Music truly has the power to unite and inspire, and this tour is a fantastic example of that.

  3. EmilyJones says

    I believe that the March to Seven Wonders tour is a fantastic initiative to engage young people and showcase the importance of culture and music in the military. It’s inspiring to see the Defence Forces reaching out to promote a positive image and diverse career opportunities for our youth. Music truly has the power to bring people together and uplift spirits. Kudos to the organizers for such a remarkable event!

  4. HannahJazz says

    As a music enthusiast, I think the March to Seven Wonders tour is a brilliant initiative by the Finnish Defence Forces. It not only showcases the talent of over 300 musicians but also promotes cultural significance and military service awareness among the youth in a creative way. Music truly has the power to unite and inspire!

  5. EmilyJones27 says

    The March to Seven Wonders tour is truly a remarkable achievement by the Finnish Defence Forces! It’s amazing to see how they combined musical theatre, figure march, and video games to create such an impressive performance. I believe events like this are essential for inspiring young people and promoting a positive image of the military. Kudos to the organizers for their innovative approach.

  6. EmilySmith81 says

    I believe that the March to Seven Wonders tour organized by the Defence Forces is a fantastic initiative to promote a positive employer image and increase awareness about military service options among young people. It’s inspiring to see the diverse activities and career paths offered by the Finnish Defence Forces being showcased through music and cultural performances.

  7. AnnaSmith says

    Was this tour open to the public? I’m curious about how individuals outside the military sector could experience the performance.

    1. JohnWillis says

      Yes, the March to Seven Wonders tour was indeed open to the public! It was a fantastic opportunity for individuals outside the military sector to witness the incredible performance showcasing the global tattoo tradition. The Defence Forces aimed to reach a broad audience, including children, young people, and schools, to promote the positive employer image, increase awareness of Finnish conscription, and highlight diverse career opportunities within the Finnish Defence Forces. The tour successfully combined musical theatre, figure march, and video games in seven cities, offering a unique experience to all spectators.

  8. EmilyK89 says

    I think it’s fantastic that the March to Seven Wonders tour has been recognized as a finalist in the Evento Awards. Such initiatives are crucial in not only showcasing the talent within the military music sector but also in engaging and inspiring young audiences. It’s great to see the Finnish Defence Forces taking such creative approaches to connect with the community and promote important values like teamwork and national defense.

  9. EmilySmith says

    As a music lover and a supporter of promoting military service awareness, I find the March to Seven Wonders tour incredibly inspiring! It’s fantastic to see such innovative and inclusive initiatives that not only showcase musical talent but also educate young people about the importance of defense forces. Kudos to the Finnish Defence Forces for elevating the global tattoo tradition to new heights!

  10. Natalie Smith says

    I think this tour is a fantastic initiative to showcase the talents within the military music sector and engage with young audiences in a creative way. It’s great to see efforts being made to increase awareness of military service options while incorporating cultural and musical elements. Kudos to the Finnish Defence Forces for organizing such an impactful event!

  11. JennaSmith97 says

    Wow, this is fascinating! Do you know where I can find more information about the March to Seven Wonders tour and the impact it had on promoting military service to young people?

    1. AlexJohnson82 says

      Sure thing, JennaSmith97! You can find more information about the March to Seven Wonders tour and its impact on promoting military service to young people on the official website of the Finnish Defence Forces. They have detailed reports, videos, and photos documenting the tour and its objectives. It’s truly an inspiring initiative!

  12. EmilySmith says

    How were the finalists selected for the Evento Awards in the social events category? Was it based on audience votes or expert panels?

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