Unity Music Festival primed to hit stage

by Jeff Pederson
Sheboygan Falls News Editor


A SHEBOYGAN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL special education class donated 1,000 promotional sheets made up during a Singing for the Cure event at Falls Healing Arts in Sheboygan Falls to the Unity Music Fest to benefit the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund set for Saturday, April 12, at Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan. The decorated sheets can be purchased and signed to be included on banners to be displayed at Odyssey Bowling Lanes, Maple Lanes, Usadel’s Hair Force and Chissy’s. Pictured are Sheboygan North High School students Sara Hermann and Joe Matz, along with Unity Music Fest founder and organizer Mary Ann Waldbauer of Sheboygan Falls. - Submitted photo A SHEBOYGAN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL special education class donated 1,000 promotional sheets made up during a Singing for the Cure event at Falls Healing Arts in Sheboygan Falls to the Unity Music Fest to benefit the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund set for Saturday, April 12, at Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan. The decorated sheets can be purchased and signed to be included on banners to be displayed at Odyssey Bowling Lanes, Maple Lanes, Usadel’s Hair Force and Chissy’s. Pictured are Sheboygan North High School students Sara Hermann and Joe Matz, along with Unity Music Fest founder and organizer Mary Ann Waldbauer of Sheboygan Falls. - Submitted photo Final preparations are being made for the 10th annual Unity Music Fest Saturday, April 12, at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan.

The event, which serves as a major fundraiser for the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund, will feature an appearance by former Green Bay Packers kicker Chris Jacke, who was a member of the Packers’ Super Bowl XXXI championship team and a 2013 inductee into the Packer Hall of Fame.


THE BLUETONES will perform at the Unity Music Festival to benefit the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund Saturday, April 12, at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan. Wilsing plays the Native American flute and will be auctioning one off during the show which he handmade. - Submitted photo THE BLUETONES will perform at the Unity Music Festival to benefit the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund Saturday, April 12, at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan. Wilsing plays the Native American flute and will be auctioning one off during the show which he handmade. - Submitted photo Jacke sign autographs, pose for photographs and mingle with the crowd exclusively during the preshow Gala Appetizer Buffet event, which runs from 5-6 p.m.

Signed Packer memorabilia will be offered for bid as well, including a Jordy Nelson signed authentic Packers helmet, Randall Cobb framed 8x10 signed photo, Jared Abbrederis signed Badgers mini helmet and Jerry Kramer signed TK authentic throwback helmet.

A limited number of Gala Appetizer Buffet tickets remain for $50. Jacke’s appearance is spon sored by Mersberger Financial Group Inc. of Sheboygan Falls.

The show, which is sponsored by A Positive Attitude, www.apositiveattitude.com www.facebook.com/apositiveattitude, features a wide variety of musical performers from throughout the area, as well as a live auction on stage during intermission.

This year’s list of performers includes the Bluetones, which will perform a combination of both new and old Motown, rock and soul. The Bluetones feature Lisa Golda (keyboards/vocals), Vida Voysey (vocals/percussion), Louis Lunia (lead guitar), Larry Bartol and Kevin Payne.

Soul Stream featuring Chad Saunier and Greg Klauck will play country rock. Sarah Leuquin and Marta Ballering will sing a duet and Jim Wilsing will play the Native American-inspired flute. Soloist Kevin Sievert will also perform.

The grand finale will feature combined performances by the Sheboygan Falls High School Jazz/Show Choir and Kohler High School Swing Choir.

In addition, the Sheboygan North Special Education class of Mary Denning has donated 1,000 sheets made up during a Singing for the Cure event at Falls Healing Arts in Sheboygan Falls.

“The sheets have a musical bar of notes across the top and a cancer emblem on the bottom that the students colored that says ‘Singing for the Cure at the Unity Music Festival,’” Unity Music Fest founder and organizer Mary Ann Waldbauer said. “The students worked for hours on coloring them. They are being sold for $1 at Odyssey Bowling Banes, Maple Lanes, Usadel’s Hair Force and Chissy’s. People are putting their names on them when they buy them and the businesses are hang ing them up on display.”

“Mary Denning also made a Packer Basket for the silent auction and the kids put the date together and painted it green and gold,” she said. “The show is really about people helping people.”

General admission tickets are currently on sale for $20 per person. General admission tickets with the gala appetizer buffet are $70. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Wholistic Health Center (459-9277), Falls Healing Arts in Sheboygan Falls (467-8690), Blattner’s Piggly Wiggly in Sheboygan Falls (467- 0477), Mary Ann or Rick Waldbauer of Sheboygan Falls (467- 3303), Midwest Dental in Plymouth (893-8458), The Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan (826 North 8th St., 208-3243), Matthews Oncology (458-7433), Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic (457-6800), Becky DeAmico of Howards Grove (565-4534) and I.C. Church (457-3967).

For more information, call Mary Ann or Rick Waldbauer at 467-3303 or e-mail umfmaryann@charter.net


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