Host Families Needed for Youth Choir

An international youth choir is being hosted by the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, but housing for the students is still needed.

Students from the Motala School of Music are part of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Exchange Program. The group will be visiting Marquette June 23-26, 2011 with 42 students and 3 teachers.

They are comprised of a Big Band, String Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Folk Music group. Host family applications are due immediately. To enhance the experience, Blue Lake asks that we match students with

families who have youth residing in their homes. Host families are responsible for getting students to rehearsals, concerts, scheduled activities and arrival/departure location (Lakeview Arena). Host families are also responsible for providing meals and snacks. No other

financial obligations are necessary. We are seeking approximately 23

families to host. Musicians from Sweden range in age from 14-18 along with 4 adult instructors.

Blue Lake is best known for the Fine Arts camp it operates each summer about six miles east of Whitehall. Over 5,500 talented young musicians- mostly from Michigan and other midwestern states- are expected to attend Blue Lake this summer. Blue Lake’s International Exchange program began in 1969 when a 90-voice choir toured England, Belgium, and Germany.

For more information or an application contact Nikke Nason at (906)

228-0472, email

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