October 2018 - This weekend many band and choir students auditioned against the top music students in our district. Twelve of our students were accepted into the District Band and Chorus which is one of the top musical honors in the state. Those students were high schooler Annie Schmidt and Junior High Students Emily Anderlik and Sophia Stierwalt representing band, and High Schoolers Sydney Olsen and Cody Broadfoot, and Junior High Students Anthony Chaney, Roger Holben, Lexi Murray, Ellen Ping, Ava Price, Abby Ray, and Sarah Rink representing chorus. Great job to all those who auditioned!
November 2016 - **Congratulations to the following students for advancing to the District 3 Festival -
Jr. High Band - Annie Schmidt
HS Band - Leanna Horton
Jr. High Choir - Liam Alt , Aly Bagwell, Cody Broadfoot, Ryan Cole, Benjamin Gavel, Kaylee Largent, Hanna Malaya, Sydney Olson, Trustan Price, Mia Shannon, Elisha Sims
HS Choir - Evy Pyle
February 20, 2016- Congratulations to Vocal Rush Show Choir for a great performance this weekend. Morgan Burwell was awarded "Outstanding Performer" and the group placed fourth runner up and were given the "People's Choice Award". Great job guys!
January 2016 - Congratulations to Matthew Cloud, who performed this Saturday in the Illinois Music Education Association's Honors Choir. He also performed as a soloist in the choir, singing an original composition by the conductor, which is an outstanding achievement. Great job Matt!
December 2015 - Congratulations to Matt Cloud for making ILMEA All-State Honors Chorus this year! Matt will go on to perform at the Peoria Civic Center with other select musicians around the state of Illinois January 27-30th. Only the top musicians in each district have the honor to be selected for this performing ensemble, great job Matthew!
October 2015 - Thank you to generous donors in the community for our new vocal classroom pianos. For more details - click HERE
Spring 2015 - **Congratulations to Unity Show Choir for a great competition season. At Watseka we placed third with Matt Cloud being awarded outstanding soloist and Ariel Flowers being awarded outstanding performer for the second year in a row! Thanasi Pyle was awarded outstanding performer at Springfield Southeast Competition. At the FAME competition in Chicago Vocal Rush placed highest of the Tier 2 groups and came in 5th place over all!
Winter 2015 - ** Congratulations to the Unity Pep Band. They were selected to be one of the official Pep Bands during the IHSA State Basketball series. Way to “ROCK” that audition!!
February 2015 - Special thanks to all the 2015 All Out A Cappella Fundraiser Concert Performing Groups: Xtension Chords, No Comment, Rip Chords, The Girls Next Door, Ill Harmonics, Surreal Sound
Unit 7 Support: Unit 7 Music Directors, Unit 7 Administration and Staff
Local Businesses (please be sure to thank these businesses)
74K Photography, Buffalo Wild Wings, Diane Ducey, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Good Vibes, Hickory River Smokehouse, Illini Radio Group, Image Graphics, UpClose Printing, Orange & Blue Distributing, Mike Roy, Monicals Pizza in Tolono, Sonic America’s Drive-In, SJBroadcasting (93.5, 05.3, 96.1, 105.9)
And all our wonderful volunteers!
January 2015 - ** Congratulations to Matt Cloud for making the 2015 ILMEA All-State Choir. Matt was chosen out of hundreds across the state of Illinois to participate in this ensemble.
Fall 2014 - ** Thank you for your support of the Unity Show Choir Showcase Dinner Theater fundraiser event on Sunday, October 26th.
Unity Music Boosters
Founded: February 2004
Volunteer Structure: 5 officers, 5 committees and many individual volunteers needed
Music Program Support:
Band - grown to 90+ members
Choir - grown to 40+ members
New Groups Added
Show Choir (Jr. High & HS)
Unity West 5th Grade Chorus
Unity East 4th/5th Grade Chorus
County Star article about Unity Pep Band chosen for 2014 IHSA Basketball Tournament - Click Here
County Star article about parents support of set building - Click Here
To promote interest in the music organizations of all schools in Unit 7.
To further the music interests of all music students.
To aid in providing budgeted funds for equipment and expenses not usually met by the Unit 7 School Board.
To provide assistance to the music teachers in the activities and advancement of the Music Department.
To work in cooperation with the Principals of Unit 7 schools in coordinating activities to assist the Music Department.
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