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.

Advent event

St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo held an Advent program on Dec. 17 at the Thelma Melohn Gymnasium in the R.E. Franks Meeting Center.

Unity West holds 5th Nutcracker show

Unity West Elementary School had its fifth annual performance of third-grade students performing “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 15.

Annual Unity marching band camp held

Unity High School recently held its annual marching band camp.
For seven hours each day, band members rehearsed their music and marching.
Band director Bill Jean was pleased that weather forecasts of rain for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday proved incorrect.

Read the full story in the Aug. 21 issue of The County Star.

Show choir camp held

The Unity Show Choir's in-house camp was held July 28 through Aug. 2 in the fine arts wing.

Jazz 'n' Java held

Unity Music Boosters hosted the fourth annual Jazz ‘n’ Java, an evening of music, last Thursday at the R.E. Franks Meeting Center in Philo. The Franks Center was converted to an informal coffeehouse so that guests could mingle and enjoy a cup of java and dessert while listening to the sounds of the many different ensembles from Unit 7.

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