On April 29th, 2017, the auditorium within Oswego High School was officially named The Barnes Performing Arts Center (BPAC). This dedication is in honor of Dave and Donna Barnes, two retired Oswego High School teachers, who were instrumental in both established a thriving drama club and influencing the creation of this incredible performing arts space. The BPAC seats 550 individuals in a state of the art auditorium facility. This facility is used for instrumental concerts, vocal concerts, recitals, plays, musicals, presentations, and a variety of other performances.
About Dave and Donna Barnes
Dave and Donna Barnes dedicated over 30 years to education. During that time, Dave and Donna directed a conglomeration of 99 shows at Oswego High School. These plays, musicals, and other productions created a home for hundreds of students. Numerous students gained interest in performing arts and a select collection of students went on to establish careers in theater, music, television, and other performance based jobs. Now retired, they continue their sojourn, seeing their alumni in shows or just stopping by to catch up in cities all over the country.