Music

Annual show choir event raises funds for expenses

The Unit 7 schools’ music program hosted its fifth annual fall show choir showcase event, “Haunted Hollywood,” on Oct. 15 at the Savoy Recreation Center.
Attendees of the dinner theater-style variety show saw performance by the Vocal Rush high school and Front Row junior high mixed show choirs, plus solos performed by students.


Local singer releasing her first album

Ali Brann is passionate about reaching out to people.
One way she does that is through her job as a registered nurse at Carle Foundation Hospital. The other is as a singer.

Read the full story in the Aug. 31 issue of The County Star.


Classic country celebrated

Marvin Lee of rural St. Joseph, known for having a local TV show from 1968 to 1975, is having a series of free country music concerts from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sept. 12 at Hale Park in Philo.


Unity High School Band Camp

Last week, Unity High School hosted its marching band camp. By the completion of camp, the band boasted over 32 hours of practice, much of it outside in the oppressive temperatures, within a one-week timeframe. The band camp for about 60 members squeezes in drill formations, memorizing positions and rehearsing the music. This year's show features music from "Harry Potter."


‘Lion King Jr.'

Unity West Elementary School fifth-graders put on a production of “Disney’s Lion King Jr.” on May 12 at the Polly Anderson Auditorium in Unity High School.


Unity West presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Unity West Elementary School’s third-graders presented “The Nutcracker” last Thursday night at Unity High School.


Singer/songwriter having meet-and-greet Oct. 24

A Central Illinois singer and songwriter is finding her popularity growing on the Internet.
Melvin resident Alicia Grimes just got signed with two booking agents, Paramount Entertainment and Celebrity Talent Promotions. They will help her with celebrity appearances, autograph signings and club appearances.
“They deal with a lot of YouTube celebrities,” Grimes said.


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.


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