Bands perform at Erickson Center

MARQUETTE – Horsens Music School Big Band and Wanna Be Jazz Band will perform at the Erickson Center for the Arts Thursday.

The group will be traveling all the way from Horsens, Denmark, a city located near Copenhagen.

The Big Band is a 12-year-old band with members ranging from 13- to- 21-years of age, playing traditional jazz. The Wanna Be Jazz band is a younger band for students working toward the Big Band. Wanna Be consists of members ranging from 10 to 14 years of age, playing popular music and easy jazz.

Starting on July 7 the two bands will begin their adventure in Iceland and Canada. They will then make their way to Michigan, stopping in Greenville before visiting the ECA here in Curtis. Band members will stay with host families in the Curtis area.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the ECA in Curtis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are always welcomed.

There are still a few openings for host families and anyone interested should call the office at the number listed above.