As of today, November 30th 2022, we have raised a total of $21,455.15 towards our Annual Campaign, which is 61% of our goal of $35,000.00!!

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THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Uptown Music Collective yesterday during #GivingTuesday! Through your generosity, we were able to raise over $7,400 towards this year’s Annual Campaign! Thank you so much for your support and belief in our organization!

The Uptown Music Collective’s

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

This year’s Annual Campaign goal is to raise $35,000! 

 

 “Thanks to community support through donations and partnerships, the UMC has only enacted two price increases in the past nine years for a combined total increase of 11%.

Donating to our annual campaign will help to ensure that we can continue to provide current and future generations with a powerful education and unparalleled onstage experiences.”

– Dave Brumbaugh, Executive Director

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When you make your tax-deductible donation, you become part of the UMC family.

We’ll list your name and donor level in the Collective’s Annual Report and on our website, and we’ll count you among the army of supporters who believe in our work as much as we do.

 

Fall Enrollment 2021 at the Uptown Music Collective

Words from our students

Uptown Music Collective student Leah Batman is a prime example of the commitment and dedication that the Collective believes it takes to create a well-rounded musician. Leah started taking lessons at the UMC when she was just 8 years old. Throughout her time with the Collective, she has participated in lessons, classes, workshops and showcases, and has performed and led community performance groups. She continues to perform and direct major performances on the Community Arts Center stage. Fast forward to today … Leah is a senior and was recently accepted into Boston’s Berklee College of Music. She will be starting in the fall 2023 semester. Please read a few of her words, below:

“I’ve loved music ever since I was little, but never had the opportunity to get involved with it. That was until I heard about the Collective at the age of 8 and my world turned upside-down. Over the years, my love of music has grown from a hobby into a passion, and it is now what I want to do for the rest of my life. That is all thanks to the Collective. It has given me opportunities most kids my age could never dream of, and it has taught me so much about music and life. It broke me out of my shell at a very young age and has since shaped me into the person I am today. Over the past nine years, the Collective has been a lot of work, but, if you ask me, I’d say it’s definitely worth it.”

Leah Batman

Senior, Laurel Springs School 2023, The Uptown Music Collective

Words from our students

Uptown Music Collective student Leah Batman is a prime example of the commitment and dedication that the Collective believes it takes to create a well-rounded musician. Leah started taking lessons at the UMC when she was just 8 years old. Throughout her time with the Collective, she has participated in lessons, classes, workshops and showcases, and has performed and led community performance groups. She continues to perform and direct major performances on the Community Arts Center stage. Fast forward to today … Leah is a senior and was recently accepted into Boston’s Berklee College of Music. She will be starting in the fall 2023 semester. Please read a few of her words, below:

“I’ve loved music ever since I was little, but never had the opportunity to get involved with it. That was until I heard about the Collective at the age of 8 and my world turned upside-down. Over the years, my love of music has grown from a hobby into a passion, and it is now what I want to do for the rest of my life. That is all thanks to the Collective. It has given me opportunities most kids my age could never dream of, and it has taught me so much about music and life. It broke me out of my shell at a very young age and has since shaped me into the person I am today. Over the past nine years, the Collective has been a lot of work, but, if you ask me, I’d say it’s definitely worth it.”

Leah Batman

Senior, Laurel Springs School 2023, The Uptown Music Collective

There are 100 other students – just like Leah – who are benefitting from the work of our staff, teachers, and programming as we guide them to becoming great musicians and even better humans. 

For more information on this initiative and the Annual Campaign itself, please read the letter below from UMC Founder and Executive Director, Dave Brumbaugh, and then make a donation.

Click Here to read the Annual Campaign Letter.

If you must mail in your gift, please make a donation by printing a copy of this year’s donation card, making a check payable to the Uptown Music Collective, and mailing it to P.O Box 1224 Williamsport, Pa 17703.

Click Here to Download & Print this year’s Donation Card.

Every donation, large or small, brings us a step closer to being able to continue making a difference in the lives of young people through the life-changing power of music!

Thank you in advance for your support!