Host a European Visiting Guest Group

Many European communities who have hosted Blue Lake International student ensembles in the past choose to send their own ensembles to the United States to participate in a two-week tour arranged by the Blue Lake International Exchange Program. Blue Lake is always seeking enthusiastic volunteers, past participants, community leaders, and eager arts and cultural enthusiasts who are interested in helping to host a visiting European group in their hometown or community. Ensembles travel by motor coach, stay for 2-3 days with host families, and provide a free public performance in exchange for the local hospitality. If your community, school, church, or organization places value and importance on cultural exchange and international understanding, consider this a perfect opportunity to help make the world a little smaller while providing your community with a free and fun performance. Contact the International Office to learn how to get involved.

2018 European Visiting Guest Groups

Blue Lake International welcomes the following eight groups to the United States this summer as a part of our exchange program! Contact the Blue Lake International Exchange Program at or call 231-894-1966.

Theatre Group of the Kaiser - Karl School

City: Itzehoe, Germany
Director: Doris Brandt-Kühl
Ages: 13 - 23 plus adults
Type of group: Theatre Ensemble
Number of Participants: 36
Host Dates: July - 25

Goethes Groove Connection

City: Emmendingen, Germany
Director: Joachim Mueller
Ages: 13 -18 plus adults
Type of group: Jazz Band
Number of Participants: 28
Host Dates: July 12 - 23

Flagdancegroup Symbolica

City: Genk, Belgium
Director: Siemen Reniers
Ages: 12 - 24
Type of group: Flag Dance Group
Number of Participants: 53
Host Dates: July 13 - 23

Big Band Luisenschule

City: Mülheim, Germany
Director: Regina Coupette
Ages: 14 - 22 plus adults
Type of group: Jazz Band
Number of Participants: 36
Host Dates: July 16 - 29

St. Bonaventura – Gymnasium

City: Dillingen, Germany
Director: Michael Finck
Ages: 14 - 22 plus adults
Type of group: Orchestra, Band and Choir
Number of Participants: 90
Host Dates: July 20 - August 1

Corpo Musicale “Gioachino Rossini”

City: Palazzago, Italy
Ages: 17 - 60
Type of group: Band
Number of Participants: 54
Host Dates: July 29 - August 7