Fundraising Campaigns & Events

The Annual Campaign
2017-2018 Goal $20,000

Each November the Uptown Music Collective launches its yearly fundraising initiative, the UMC Annual Campaign. The campaign is a direct mail initiative designed around an appeal letter and supporting materials sent out yearly to an ever growing list of supporters and potential supporters.

All funds from this years campaign will go directly to support the free classes and workshops initiative.

This initiative gives all UMC Program participants access to one weekly class and two weekly workshops per semester without charge. Keeping tuition costs down, and making high quality education affordable for all students.

Donations to the annual campaign are always welcome and can be made by mail, or by clicking on the donate button at the top of the header.  Just write Annual Campaign in the memo.



Raise the Region

Raise the Region will be happening soon!!! – A 30 Hr Fundraising Event – March 14 – 15!

2018 Goal $20,000

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Raise the Region is an online fundraising event that takes place yearly in March. The event is facilitated by the First Community Partnership of Pennsylvania, and raises over ONE MILLION yearly for non-profit organizations throughout central Pennsylvania.

The Uptown Music Collective has taken part in the event every year since its inception. Funds raised through this event are directed towards a program, a project within the school that is most in need at the time.



2018 Goal – $10,000

The Uptown Music Collective’s yearly 24 hr. Blues-A-Thon is a unique and highly educational fundraiser, that gives students, staff, local musicians, and nationally known Blues Artists the opportunity to work together to raise money for the Uptown Music Collective’s Educational Programs. The event is modeled after the successful Relay for Life events. In the case of the Blues-A-Thon, participants agree to play for a certain number of hours during the event and seek sponsors to support them.

The Blues-A-Thon is supported by the Billtown Blues Association, who arrange for and sponsor a nationally known Blues Guest Artist who performs the opening and closing sets of the event. The guest artist also works with students throughout the event both in formal workshops, and informally as a participant in a few of the jams.

For more information on Blues-a-thon 2018, check back in the beginning of May.