Our PARTNERS

2020 – 2021

In our 20th year, we’re excited for the opportunity to continue growing and changing as we work to deliver exceptional music education and high-impact musical experiences to our students and community. Our Partnership Program is designed to bring our corporate supporters in closer to the UMC family, and to recognize just how impactful and important their generosity is to our program.

Geisinger Partnership Spotlight

Anniversary Partner

Geisinger

Janet Weis

Children’s Hospital

We are incredibly grateful for our newest Anniversary Partnership with Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, with which we share a common denominator: the welfare of the children in the region.

 

We are excited to have them join us just in time for next weekend’s presentation of Good Times Bad Times: The Music of Led Zeppelin at the Community Arts Center!
We appreciate your commitment to highlighting the important role that Uptown Music Collective plays in the lives of its students.
Geisinger Partnership Spotlight

Anniversary Partner

Geisinger

Janet Weis

Children’s Hospital

We are incredibly grateful for our newest Anniversary Partnership with Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, with which we share a common denominator: the welfare of the children in the region.

 

We are excited to have them join us just in time for next weekend’s presentation of Good Times Bad Times: The Music of Led Zeppelin at the Community Arts Center!
We appreciate your commitment to highlighting the important role that Uptown Music Collective plays in the lives of its students.

Click on Our Partners Logo Images below to read more about their impact and importance to the Uptown Music Collective!

Anniversary Partners

Hudock Capital Group LLC

Producer Partners

Ambassador Partners

Mostly, thank you.

To all of our Supporters – We couldn’t do it without you.

We are eternally grateful for every way in which we’re supported; to the individuals, businesses, and foundations are all a part of what we do because they give so generously to our cause. 

Thanks to all of you, we continue – year after year – to change lives by connecting our students to the life-changing power of music.

 

Anniversary Partner
Hudock Capital Group, LLC

A shout out to our very first UMC Partner - Hudock Capital Group. Their mission is to partner with and empower their clients to realize their dreams, and they believe in dynamic financial strategies, attention to detail, and purpose. Their support of our programs allows US to continue empowering our students to realize THEIR dreams and allows us to continue implementing our dynamic music programs, teaching our kids about attention to detail, discipline, and the pursuit of purpose in every action.

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An active participant in philanthropic endeavors, Hudock Capital believes in giving back to the communities they serve. As their commitment to the community extended to our doors, their passion for purpose was made evident.

“We view the Collective as the quintessential School of Rock,” stated Michael Hudock, president, and founding partner at Hudock Capital Group.  “We see firsthand the benefit the Collective serves to the community and to the kids, so supporting their mission was an easy decision.

“We see our own company’s commitment to community parallelled in the Collective’s efforts. They provide value by keeping students engaged in a positive activity, and we recognize the same passion for purpose that we embody here at Hudock.”

Hudock Capital expects big things from the Collective - growth in enrollment, more positive engagement with our community, and collaborative project to bring us closer together. We’re working toward accomplishing those goals and we hope that by doing so, we are able to make a positive and profound difference in the lives of the students we serve.

Hudock Capital Group, LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor. Certain representatives of Hudock Capital Group, LLC are also Registered Representatives offering securities through APW Capital, Inc., Member FINRA / SIPC. 100 Enterprise Drive, Suite 504, Rockaway, NJ, 07866 (800-637-3211). Check the background of this firm on FINRA's BrokerCheck. (12/20)

Thank you, Hudock Capital Group, for being a partner in our work!

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Anniversary Partner
Geisinger – Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

The Geisinger – Janet Weis Children’s Hospital/Department of Pediatrics and Uptown Music Collective share a common denominator: the welfare of the children in the region. And as a neighbor and partner in addressing the pressing needs of young people, Geisinger wanted to highlight the important role that Uptown Music Collective plays in the lives of its students.

“Everything we do is about caring for children and families – their mind, body and spirit,” Dr. Frank A. Maffei said. “We are so proud to sponsor Uptown Music Collective because we share this goal. Together, we will remain committed to support creative activities that nurture healthy relationships and overall well-being.”

Colleague Dr. Paul J. Bellino added: “As a pediatric organization, we are keenly aware of the many challenges that face kids. UMC is a place where all kids can find a home and be accepted. The mentorship and role modeling offering by the staff has created a place where the students learn to help and support each other. This peer support is a wonderful aspect of UMC.”

Dr. Bellino recognizes that UMC isn’t just about helping students develop the musical skills they need to improve as vocalists and instrumentalists, but also important life skills that will help them throughout their lives: developing a manageable schedule; balancing schoolwork, community and school activities with their music; and fostering important values of teamwork, responsibility, professionalism, organization and care for others.

The children’s hospital is firmly committed to the medical, psychological and social support of all the children that call Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania their home. It is their goal to make every child feel safe and welcome, and to nurture meaningful relationships that help them through their lives as they grow into young adults.

“Having supportive role models and friends that share similar interests not only promotes well-being, but also impacts psychological and physical health,” Dr. Bellimo said. “Our pediatric program feels that it is important to highlight organizations such as UMC that provide this valuable opportunity to our local kids.”

And it is the psychological and physical health of students that is an important aspect of the UMC-Geisinger partnership.

“It is increasingly hard to be a kid,” Dr. Bellimo said. “We are constantly seeing increases in pediatric psychological illness and suicide. Many aspects of our current culture make it very difficult for kids to feel good about themselves. This has reached new proportions over the past few years, now culminating in some truly terrifying statistics. At such a challenging time, an organization such as the Uptown Music Collective needs to be spotlighted and held up as an example of what can be done when people truly care about children.”

Thank you, Geisinger – Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, for being a partner in our work!  

 

Producer Partner
UPMC

UPMC has been a long-time supporter of the Uptown Music Collective, and we’re grateful that they’ve come alongside us as a Producer Partner this year.

At UPMC, they believe in a healthy community, and they see our work at the Collective as an extension of that belief. “Music is healing, therapeutic, and vital,” stated Jackson Gehrispl, a UPMC representative. “We love being part of a great organization that spreads a positive message.”

“The Collective is a great community program that fosters a love of music in youth across our region,” continued Gehrispl. “We love that it provides opportunities for students to participate in public performances and showcases to share their talent with the community.”

UPMC believes in our community programming and the youth opportunities provided through our efforts, and they also called out the importance of our scholarship program that provides access for all students - regardless of financial standing - to participate in lessons at the Collective. Through their giving each year, UPMC provides a scholarship to a deserving student.

“We’re excited about this partnership and the awareness of our collective efforts to promote the wellness of our area's youth,” shared Gehrispl. “The Collective is a big part of the arts culture in our community. We’re happy to partner with an organization that  provides access to a variety of audiences to appreciate music and offers affordable programs.” 


Thank you, UPMC, for being a partner in our work!

 

 

Penn College of Technology has supported the Collective in big ways for a long time, and this year we’re excited to recognize them as a Partner in our work.

Their commitment to hands-on learning directly mirrors ours, and their leadership of the Williamsport Arts scene through the Community Arts Center is a cornerstone of our work.

We’re grateful for all the ways Penn College supports our mission to deliver high-impact musical experiences to both our students and our community. We couldn’t do it without you!

 

 

With a commitment to community involvement and long-running support of our efforts, we recognize Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships for their Partnership!

Family is the cornerstone of the Alexander Dealerships. Their commitment to the community has cemented their legacy of good, and we’re fortunate to be so closely tied to a company that shares our values.

At the Collective, we’re a family too. And we can’t continue impacting our students and our community through our high-impact musical experiences without the support of generous, family-owned businesses like Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.

Thank you!

 

Ambassador Partner
Lycoming College

Lycoming College believes in thinking deeply and acting boldly. As we pursue our students through music education, we hope to teach them to embrace those same ideals.

We are fortunate to have a partnership with Lycoming, and are humbled for their view of our work. “The Uptown Music Collective is one of Williamsport’s greatest resources for music education and entertainment,” stated Marla Kramer. “The organization draws out the talents and passions of young musicians and encourages musical genres that few organizations foster as well as the Collective.”

Lycoming believes in the mission of the Uptown Music Collective and shares in its commitment to developing musicians and the performing arts. As a dedicated member of the Williamsport community, Lycoming College supports programing that contributes to the musical development of area youth, provides them a creative outlet, and helps them develop leadership skills.

When we partner with area orazniations, we know that there are always parallels in our work. Like the Collective, Lycoming College provides a modern education that is rooted in over 200 years in the arts, humanities and sciences. They strongly believe that experiential learning is a valuable component in any education, and the real-world performance experience provided to students shows our shared commitment to developing the whole person and their creative talents as musicians.

In addition to shared passion, we are always humbled by the value our partners find in our work. “The Collective inspires students to give their best to music making in order to help young people develop into confident individuals who endeavor to share their gifts with the world.” Kramer shared. “And these are the same values that we at Lycoming College also espouse.”

Our work this year is challenged by our partners, and we are committed to delivering on their expectations. For Lycoming, they expect our continued work of helping to prepare students for meaningful lives and equipping them with knowledge and skills that they will benefit from and enjoy for the rest of their lives. 

“The Collective fills a gap in a small city that takes pride in its unique restaurants, galleries, theatre and musical performances, and film offerings,” Kramer concluded. “Arts programs are always the first to suffer during economically difficult times, but it’s important to many individuals and organizations to keep Williamsport “artsy” - we just can’t do that without the Collective. Lycoming College values Williamsport’s reputation as a local hotspot to experience the arts, and the Collective is an indispensable part of that.”

Thank you, Lycoming College, for being a partner in our work!

 

Thank you, Woodlands Bank for your partnership with the Uptown Music Collective! We appreciate your future-focused mission, and your support of the Collective helps us focus on the future of the students we impact every day!

For years, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette - www.sungazette.com - has been an influential supporter of our work as they share our stories, promote our performances, and lift up our alumni as they achieve success. Today, we're shouting out a huge thank you for their constant partnership and belief in our mission.