raise the region 2024

with the uptown music collective!

This year’s Raise the Region goal – $30,000!


“UPMC Prime Time Prize” on Wednesday, March 13th from 8-10 pm
“Subaru White Flag Prize” on Thursday, March 14th from 8-10 pm

For both of these prize windows, the organization that raises the most money in those time frames is awarded an extra $1,000. We graciously accept any and all donations during the entire 30-hour event, but if YOU WANT TO HELP make the BIGGEST IMPACT, please consider submitting your donation during the PRIZE WINDOWS!

Thank you in advance for helping connect our students with music and beyond!

The Uptown Music Collective’s mission is to provide exceptional music education and high-impact musical experiences that instill a love of music, and an understanding of the importance of discipline, hard work, and community.


For over 22 years, the Collective has delivered on that mission. Its programs are grounded in traditional principles and engage students through an emphasis on modern genres including rock, pop, soul, blues, country, R&B, and funk.

But the Collective is far more than music. As its programs spark and nurture not only artistic ability and music appreciation but also deep personal growth in its students. They learn the value of tradition, teamwork, responsibility, communication, and leadership.

The UMC Effect is truly life-changing – a humbling result that we hear of time and time again in the words of the students who learn here.

Your support during Raise the Region makes a difference in the lives of over 150 young people learning and growing at the Collective each week. Your gifts support the school’s programs, including the UMC Free Class and Workshop Initiative, Tech Monkey Program, and iOn Uptown, as well as the school’s renowned Major Performance Program, Community Performance Program, and more.

In turn, those programs allow the Collective’s staff and teachers to continue impacting the lives of the students who dedicate themselves to music.

Hear from the students themselves talking about the UMC Effect

The UMC Effect through our programs