the 2023 – 2024 UMC calendar

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications!

The Uptown Music Collective is now accepting scholarship applications for its 2024-2025 school year! This year, the Collective is offering 14 needs- and merit-based scholarships to currently enrolled students and new students wishing to enroll in the Collective for the upcoming year. All scholarships will cover one full year at the school of music.

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOTING - ROUND 2 STARTS NOW!

The Uptown Music Collective is currently planning performances for the upcoming 2024-2025 performance season, and we really want to hear from YOU, our friends, fans, and supporters, about what YOU would like to see us perform in the upcoming year!
This is the final round of public voting! Make sure your voice is heard by participating in the second voting round detailed below!

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Past Events

The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

Rock The Block with the Uptown Music Collective at the Walk In Art Center

“Rumours & Other Stories” is a tribute to Fleetwood Mac and is the first concert performed at the Rutter’s Pavilion at the Walk In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven. The concert is at 6 pm on May 25th. 

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

The Decade of Grunge Encore

The UMC is heading Back To The Barn! On Friday & Saturday, May 10th & 11th, the Uptown Music Collective will present special encore concerts of their highly acclaimed performance, The Decade of Grunge! Originally performed for one night only at the Community Arts Center in January, these concerts will feature iconic sounds from grunge legends like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam, as well as ‘90s mainstays like The Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Alanis Morissette, Hole, and more, brought to life by the talented students of the Uptown Music Collective. This show is not just a musical event but a nostalgic journey through a revolutionary era in music. 

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours & Other Stories

We are excited to announce the FINAL show of the Collective’s 23-24 performance season!! On April 26th and 27th at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Williamsport, the Uptown Music Collective will pay tribute to what many consider the greatest album of all time, Fleetwood Mac’s Grammy award-winning album, Rumours. 

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

Summer 2024 Enrollment

GET ENROLLED AT THE COLLECTIVE – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! The Collective’s summer enrollment week begins TODAY and runs until April 19th, 2024. Enrollment is open for in-person and virtual private guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards, and drums lessons. Enrolling at the Collective requires no experience, and the school welcomes students at all ability levels. Students who enroll during our enrollment week can participate in classes and workshops at no additional cost.

The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

Winter/Spring 2024 Student Showcase

The 2024 Winter/Spring Music Showcase will be held on Sunday, April 7th, 2024 at the Michael Ross Event Center. Click Here for more info!

The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

Rattle And Hum: A Celebration of U2 & Irish Rock

We are excited to announce the THIRD show of the Collective’s 23-24 performance season!! On Saturday, March 16th, for one night only, on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, the Uptown Music Collective will be throwing a rocking St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Williamsport with an epic celebration of Irish Rock.

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

Raise the Region with the Uptown Music Collective!

Support the Collective through Raise the Region, a 30-hour online fundraising event on March 13th-14th. Your support makes a difference in the lives of over 150 young people learning and growing at the Collective each week. 

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The Uptown Music Collective's Annual Campaign for 2023-2024.

The Uptown Music Collective's Annual Campaign

Help us continue our mission in connecting kids with music. It’s people like you who make success possible for hundreds of young dreamers who pass through our doors each year.

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

It Came from the '80s... AGAIN!

You asked for it… and with the help of our friends at Schlesinger Communications & the Clinton County Arts Council, we made it happen!! On February 10th, the talented students of Uptown Music Collective return to the stage at Price Performance Center on the Campus of Commonwealth University-Lock Haven with a special one-night-only reprisal of their highly acclaimed performance, It Came From the ‘80s: New Wave to Pop Rock.

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

The Decade of Grunge

We are excited to officially announce the SECOND show of the Collective’s 23-24 performance season & winner of this year’s Peoples Choice voting… The Decade of Grunge happening on January 27th, 2024 at 7:30 pm at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Williamsport!

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

Readers' Choice Award for Best Artist/Art Gallery

We are pleased to announce that for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, the Uptown Music Collective has been awarded the Williamsport Sun-Gazette‘s Readers Choice Award in the Arts & Entertainment category under “Best Artist/Art Gallery”!! Thanks to all of our fans and supporters who voted for us, we greatly appreciate it!

The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

2023 Fall Student Showcase

The Collective’s Fall Student Showcase will be held on December 9th in the Michael Ross Event Center. The floor above the Collective.

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The Uptown Music Collective's Annual Campaign for 2023-2024.

Giving Tuesday 2023

Friends & Fans!! GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, is happening TOMORROW (11/28)! We hope that after the BlackFriday and CyberMonday spending, you’ll have a little bit left in your wallet to help us push our annual campaign closer to our goal! As of this post, we have raised $20,601 (52% of our goal). Our GivingTuesdayGoal is to add $5,000 to our Annual Campaign total and we need YOUR help!

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The Uptown Music Collective & UPMC presents Decade of Grunge on January 27th, 2024 at the Community Arts Center.

Guitarley's UMC Scholarship Merch Sale!

Our good friend, UMC alum, BOD Member, and owner-operator of Williamsport’s own Guitarley’sSean Farley just launched a #SwagForScholarship campaign via The Graphic Hive!!
All the proceeds from this merchandise sale will go to fund a full-year scholarship(s) to some deserving student(s) here at the UMC!! We sincerely appreciate Sean’s support of the Collective with this great idea!

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The Uptown Music Collective Presents: Back to School Blues on September 30th, 2023 at New Trail Brewing Company in Williamsport, PA.

It Came From the '80s: New Wave to Pop Rock

We are excited to officially announce the FIRST show of the Collective’s 23-24 performance season… It Came From the ‘80s: New Wave to Pop Rock happening on November 10th & 11th, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Williamsport!

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The Uptown Music Collective Presents: Back to School Blues on September 30th, 2023 at New Trail Brewing Company in Williamsport, PA.

Back to School Blues

Join the Uptown Music Collective as we kick off our 23rd school year with the first-ever Back to School Blues fundraising event.

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Catch the UMC Blues Band at the Billtown Blues Festival on June 9th, 2023 in Hughesville, Pa.

ENROLLING for Fall '23

 NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  The Collective’s 2023 Fall Enrollment Week begins on Monday, Aug 7th, and runs until Aug 11th. Enrollment is open for both in-person and virtual private lessons on Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, and Drums. This is the BEST time to get involved at the Uptown Music Collective! Click here to Enroll!

Catch the UMC Blues Band at the Billtown Blues Festival on June 9th, 2023 in Hughesville, Pa.

UMC Mokoma Conservancy Event

Catch the UMC ’70s Classic Rock Band & acoustic acts at the Sullivan County High School auditorium on Friday, August 4th at 5 pm.  Click here for tickets!

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