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Barton to host annual Endowment Concert

woman playing a saxophone
A musician performs at a concert earlier in the year in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 15, 2024
Story and photo by Joe Vinduska

The Barton Music Department will host its annual Endowment Concert to raise funds for music student scholarships at 7:30 p.m. May 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

Tickets are $10 for adults. Children and students get in for free. All ticket sales and donations at the door go to the Vocal and Instrumental Music Endowment with the Barton Community College Foundation.

The concert will feature vocal and instrumental music groups including the Barton jazz ensemble, orchestra, choir, and Hilltop Singers.

Director of Choral Activities Eric Foley said in addition to being a very important fundraising event it is also a much-needed celebration of all the musicians’ efforts.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to support these talented young musicians,” he said. “Our students have worked diligently, and this will be a fun evening you won't want to miss.”

The Vocal and Instrumental Music Endowment was created in 1998. Scholarships from the fund are provided to students majoring in music, students in performing groups, and to high school students who enroll in voice, piano, or instrumental lessons.

For more information, contact Foley at or (620) 792-9395.