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Fine Arts Night Showcases Talented Hilltop Students

Hilltop students performed at Fine Arts Night

Click on the above image for more pictures from Hilltop Fine Arts Night

December 20 — Hilltop Primary School’s music and art departments are teaming up again this year to present a pair of events to celebrate the musical and artistic talents of Hilltop students.

Hilltop’s first- and third-graders participated in the Fall Fine Arts Night on November 27, which featured grade level music concerts and artwork displays at the new Westonka Performing Arts Center (PAC).

First-graders debuted with a show called "Caps for Sale" based on the book by Esphyr Slobodkina.  Following the first-graders, the third-graders performed "We Salute Our Veterans" honoring the many veterans they know with a slide show.  To cap that program off, Gary Marquart, grandfather to a Hilltop student, performed Taps on his bugle.

“After decades of performing in a gym without a stage, our Hilltop students finally got a chance to see what it's like to perform in a professional environment and they really shined!” said music teacher Theresa Schmidt, who called it an “amazing” night. “After almost 20 years in the district, this experience was like a dream come true for me and my students.  I look forward to more music making and performing in this magnificent space!”

Each student also chose his or her favorite piece for the art exhibit in the PAC's lobby. On display were collaged American flags honoring veterans, cardboard skulls decorated in a Día de los Muertos style, painted self-portraits, colorful fall leaves, abstract landscapes and stamped letters. 

“Students loved seeing their art displayed in such a professional, beautiful setting!” said art teacher Klair Hans.

Hilltop’s second- and fourth-graders will host a similar event next spring.