Harri Ala-Aho (1970) started playing the horn in 1982 as a student of Vesa Ania. In the autumn of 1986, he began his studies at the Defense Forces’ Music School with Matti Teikari and Esko Seppälä as his teachers. After graduating as a military musician, Ala-Aho served in the Kainuu Military Band, where he worked as a sergeant. After graduating as an institute officer, he joined the Ostrobothnian Military Band in Vaasa as a military musician. In 2002, Ala-Aho became the assistant principal horn of the Vaasa City Orchestra. Since the autumn of 2012, he has served in the orchestra as the principal horn.