Music

Country music show series starting in Philo park

Marvin Lee had the first in a series of six Tuesday night shows last Tuesday night at Hale Park in Philo. Logan Kirby, a young member of the band, will lead the next country show, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the park. The Philo firefighters will be selling pork chop sandwiches, and the Sidney Dairy Barn will be selling ice cream. Bring a lawn chair.


Performance rounds out last day of Unity Show Choir Camp

The Unity In-House Show Choir Camp was held July 27 through Aug. 1, with a camp performance on the last day.


School of music hosts recital

Dr. Felix Chan's Tolono School of Music hosted a student recital on May 30 at the First Presbyterian Church of Tolono. Students performed piano and vocal pieces including music from the movie “Frozen.”


Concert of creativity, can can

The third- through fifth-grade spring concert was held last Tuesday at Unity East Elementary School. The theme was “A Journey of Genres.” The concert was directed by Jocelyn Pritchard with Beth Rogers accompanying on the piano.


Production of pink, pluckiness

The Unity High School drama and music departments put on a production of “Legally Blonde” on April 11 at the Polly Anderson Auditorium at Unity High School.
 


Crafting art

Unity High School held its annual Fine Arts Festival last Thursday. The gym was filled with artwork, floral arrangements, sewing and woodworking projects. Musical performances were featured in the Polly Anderson Auditorium. The Music Boosters and FCCLA students had refreshments for sale.


Unity pep band chosen as official IHSA state final pep band for second consecutive year

For the second year in a row, the Unity High School pep band, under the direction of Bill Jean, earned the honor of being selected as one of the official 2015 IHSA state final pep bands.
The band performed Feb. 27 during the Class 1A and Class 2A state girls’ basketball semifinals at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena during both afternoon and evening sessions.


Area's a cappella singers strut their stuff

Unity High School hosted the ninth annual All Out A Cappella benefit concert on Feb. 21. The Unity Music Boosters sponsor the event, and all proceeds go toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools.


Ninth annual All Out A Cappella concert at Unity happening Feb. 21

The annual a cappella benefit concert at Unity High School in Tolono will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, with two shows at 5 and 8 p.m.
Both All Out A Cappella shows include performances by the University of Illinois’ Xtension Chords, No Comment, Rip Chords, Girls Next Door and ILL Harmonic, along with Unity’s own Surreal Sound.


Junior high hosts concert

Unity Junior High School held a vocal concert last Thursday at Polly Anderson Auditorium at Unity High School.


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