The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each, and this couldn’t be done without the community’s support of the annual Music Endowment Concert, which is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The evening of entertainment will include performances from vocal and instrumental groups, Hilltop Singers, Concert Choir, individual vocal soloists and ensembles and the Barton Jazz Ensemble. The cost to attend is $5 at the door and is free for students. The concert is being sponsored by the Great Bend Tribune, The Great Bend Post and Eagle Radio.
Vocal Instructor Vern Fryberger said the money raised goes directly to the Vocal and Instrumental Music Endowment Fund, which helps fund future scholarships to students interested in pursuing music as a career or students who want to participate in music as a life-long activity. The endowment was started in 1998 with the help of the Barton Foundation.