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Runnin’ Down a Dream: Reps and 14 hours of Rehearsal

Runnin' Down A Dream: Reps and 14 hours of Rehearsal The key to success in any performance oriented activity, whether it’s ice skating, football, music, or basket weaving, is repetition. As a young man I learned the phrase “repetition is the mother of skill”, and have...

Runnin’ Down a Dream: Supplying the Other 60%

Runnin' Down a Dream: Supplying the Other 60% In my years of performing and directing performances I have found the most challenging aspect to be the performance of simple music. Roots music, like folk, blues, traditional R&B, and other simple forms seem on their...

Dress Rehearsals For More Than A Feeling

More Than a Feeling: 70’s Arena Rock: Dress Rehearsals I missed a few posts due to some confusion about how and where we are going to post my blog. Hopefully with this post that will be completely worked out and we can move forward. In the meantime, let me catch you...

Third Walk Thru Rehearsal for More Than A Feeling

More Than a Feeling: 70’s Arena Rock: Third Walk Thru Rehearsal Our Sunday rehearsals are this programs bread and butter. It’s when we truly get down to the nitty gritty, and get the work done. I knew going in that it was going to be ridiculously long day, so I warned...

Second Walk Thru Rehearsal for More Than A Feeling

More Than a Feeling: 70’s Arena Rock: Second Walk Thru Rehearsal Styx and Journey are two major bands that the Uptown Music Collective has never covered in our 14 years of major performances. So todays second walk thru rehearsal featuring both of these iconic bands...

First Walk Thru Rehearsal for More Than A Feeling

More Than a Feeling: 70’s Arena Rock: The First Walk Thru Rehearsal More Than a Feeling: 70’s Arena Rock: The First Walk Thru Rehearsal I let my original performance blog slip a few years ago after keeping up with it for many years. As the Uptown Music Collective has...

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for Runnin’ Down A Dream: The Music of Tom Petty!!!

April 12th & 13th / 7:30 PM / Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport

$15 in Advance / $20 at the Door