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Barton Performing Arts Department presents “Autumn Arts” sneak preview concert

dancers dancing on a stage
Students perform at a concert in the Fine Arts Auditorium last year. The concert will feature vocal, instrumental, and dance performances.

September 20, 2023
Story and photo by Joe Vinduska

The Barton Performing Arts Department will host its annual “Autumn Arts” sneak preview concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The show will feature performances by the Barton Music Department and Barton Dance Theatre. Admission is free.

Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator Danika Bielek is excited to get the students onstage.

“The “Autumn Arts” concert is our students’ first chance to perform together in the formal setting of our Fine Arts Auditorium,” she said. “There is so much excitement from the performing ensembles to get out under the stage lights and do what they have prepared for. This year, parts of the program will include fun moments when the audience can interact with the performers. It will be a great time.”

Performing ensembles will give the audience a sneak preview of what the groups will be presenting this year. Groups who will take the stage include Hilltop Singers, Concert Choir, Prairie Winds Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Barton Dance Theatre.

For more information, contact Director of Choral Activities Dr. Eric Foley at (620) 792-9395 or