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Barton Music Department to present “Kansas Connection” concert


April 26, 2023
Story by Joe Vinduska

The Barton Music Department, in conjunction with the Central Kansas Community Choir, will present the “Kansas Connection,” concert featuring music from the Heartland by Kansas composers at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington St., Great Bend.

Director of Choral Activities Dr. Eric Foley said the Concert Choir and Community Choir members will perform selections that originate from either Kansas composers or arrangers, all of them living.

“Audience members may know some of these selections from their past in either school groups while they were in music classes in elementary through high school or growing up and listening to them on the radio,” he said. “One of our arrangers actually grew up here in Great Bend and actively arranges music for schools and professional ensembles around the world. There will be something for everyone in addition to highlighting our own musicians that hail from Kansas.”

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