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Turner Hall seeks hosts for youth band members
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MONROE - The Turner Hall of Monroe is seeking local people and families to host members of a 73-member youth band from eastern Switzerland who will be in Monroe from July 14 - 17.The "Knabenmusik der Stadt St. Gallen" will appear on Turner Hall's Grand Hall stage as part of its 2010 Swiss Heritage Series 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 15. As the last leg of a Midwestern tour organized by the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, the band will arrive in Monroe by bus on Wednesday, July 14, and leave for O'Hare Airport on Saturday, July 17. In addition to being able to perform, the tour is an opportunity for young Swiss to experience American life by staying with a family for three days as sort of a mini-cultural exchange.