THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT PLAYING YOUR MUSIC IN FRONT OF A CROWD.
It’s like a roller-coaster ride. Scary at the beginning, exhilarating in the middle, and far too short at the end. Leaving you wanting to get in line to do it again…
For the teachers and the staff of the Uptown Music Collective, PERFORMANCE IS THE ULTIMATE TEST OF OUR ABILITY as a school to teach you how to play music. Like so many things, it’s all talk and no substance, until you walk out on that stage and sing that song, strike those strings, hit those keys, or bang on those drums, and succeed at it.
The Performance Program is An Evolutionary Process
BEGINNING – INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
For the beginning and early intermediate students, there is the Student Showcase Program, which gives every student who has learned enough to perform a complete song, the opportunity to perform on stage solo, or with group of students and teachers, at the end of each semester.
As the student improves their skills and understanding of music, there are new and more challenging performance opportunities that they can take part in:
COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
The Community Performance Program puts students of all instruments together in groups to perform for the general public at private and public events.
We have 5 Community Performance Groups –
- Uncle Willi’s Country Band
- Sonic Wall Pary
- Just Jazz
- 3rd Street Blues Band
Check them out! Maybe even Book a Group!
The Uptown Music Collective performed at over 50 such events in 2015 – 2016 Performance Season.
Interestedin being in a Community Performance Group? *Students must Audition*
INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED STUDENTS
MAJOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
The highest level groups are the Special Performance Groups in our Major Performance Program.
The students in the Special Performance Groups are the top players on each instrument, and they present the schools popular and highly regarded Major Performance Program Events at large scale venues like the Community Arts Center.
Check out Our Upcoming Shows for the 2017 – 2018 School Year!
Interested in being in a Major Performance Group? *Students must Audition*