Tveit Union Musikkorps
Conductor Daniel Sørensen, Director of Music.
Drum Major John Natvig, Director of Marching Display.
Tveit Union Musikkorps was founded in 1991 in the town of Kristiansand following the decision of Tveit Musikkorps (established in 1952) and Musikkorpset Union (established in 1918) bands merging together. The name “Tveit” comes from the suburban area on the outskirts of Kristiansand where the band is located.
The band has 35 members in total aged from 16 to 47. Though being an amateur group the ensemble is famous for its high level of military precision. This should come as no surprise as both the director of music and the director of marching display have served their national service as part of HM the King’s Guard.
Tveit Union Musikkorps regularly goes on tour performing at various national and international festivals and stages. Every year on the national day of Norway celebrated on May 17 the band presents its new marching show.
Since its foundations the band has been part of the: Berwick Military Tattoo, England (2000, 2001, 2004), Blumenkorso Bad Ems, Germany (2002), Valenciennes Tattoo, France (2003), Musikparade Tour, Germany (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Sørlandet Tattoo, Norway (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011), Iserlohn Schützenfest, Germany (2001, 2013), Ringriderfesten Sønderborg, Denmark (1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018), Tattoo St. Quentin, France (2017), Berlin Tattoo, Germany (2017), Bremen Tattoo, Germany (2019).
Tveit Union Musikkorps will for the first time take part in the Spasskaya Tower Festival. It will perform withing the Festival’s evening program from August 27 to September 1.