The Halbardiers

Frederiksborg Halbardiers, the town guard of Hillerød, is situated in the heart of North Sealand in Denmark, not far from Copenhagen.


The guard consists a drum corps, pike bearers and a brass band, and is available for international tattoos, town marches concerts and company jubilees in both Denmark and abroad.

History: In 1571, king Frederik II of Denmark founded a corps of guards for his own protection. The corps was named the Halbardiers, and was to be his personal guard in war and peace.

The kettledrum and bugle were the musical instruments of the Halbardier, and it was the job of the musicians to accompany the king on his travels and play for the king and his guests at court festivities, during which they also played other instruments. The Halbardier guards led the coronation procession of king Christian IV with their kettledrums, drums and flutes.  




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3400 Hillerød

Phone

+45 48 28 85 88

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+45 40 45 85 88

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    • Hillerød

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    Longtitude : 12.300805999
    Latitude : 55.927909