Spiritual Rez, the high energy Reggae/Rock experience, is coming to Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport on Nov 17th. The Boston-based group prides itself on a very positive and fun live experience, which has been honed by the 6 Berklee-trained musicians over 6 years of intense touring. more»
Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 4:00 p.m. First United Methodist Church Market and Packer Streets, Williamsport ATTENTION CHURCH SINGERS: We are planning to feature a 75 Anniversary Choir made up of singers from the community and the Williamsport Music Club performing three familiar Christmas songs in unison with beautiful arrangements. more»
The Uptown Music Collective is proud to announce the receipt of a $10,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will support the nonprofit music school’s existing educational programs and provide much needed classroom and project oriented music technology, including a fully equipped small recording studio which will be free for student and staff use. more»
The Uptown Music Collective is set to present its fourth annual Blues-A-Thon fundraiser, taking place August 3 and 4. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 3 on Pine Street as part of Williamsport’s First Friday festivities before moving to the Uptown Music Collective at nightfall, and ending 24 hours later at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. more»
Stained Grass Window (Photography by Laura Ferringer)
The Out Among the Stars Bluegrass Festival will be entertaining bluegrass music fans starting on June 28-July 1. The festival is centrally located at the Benton Rodeo grounds in beautiful Benton, PA. With the purchase of a full weekend ticket you are welcome to rough camp and enjoy the Independence Day weekend among Bluegrass friends. more»
Susquehanna Health Physicians Dr. John Burns, Dr. Francis Powers, Jr., Dr. Timothy Heilmann, Dr. Keith Shenberger, Dr. John Burks, Dr. William Peck, Dr. Alexander Nesbitt and Dr. Carmen Spinney (front center) pose for a picture following a docappella performance at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.
An important aspect of high quality healthcare is doctors working together in harmony. About 10 Susquehanna Health (SH) physicians have taken that concept literally by creating a musical interlude they have ingeniously dubbed “docappella.” more»
717 Entertainment, a Harrisburg based promotional company that works with bands and venues throughout Central, Pa, recently held the 6th Annual 717 Music Awards at Gullifty’s Underground in Camp Hill, Pa. more»
Students presenting Wounded Warriors representative, Chris Bain with a check
On Saturday, February 11, students from the Uptown Music Collective teamed up with students from area schools, and the staff of the Community Arts Center to present The Purple Heart Project: A fundraising concert for Wounded Warriors. more»
The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce that the family concert returns to the area. Children and their families are invited to a free family concert held at the Loyalsock Middle School Gymnasium on March 10 at noon. more»
At midnight on Feb. 1, six students and three staff members of the Uptown Music Collective left Williamsport bound for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day the students, all members of the Uptown “Young Blood” Blues Band, participated in the International Blues Challenge “Youth Showcase” and “Youth Knowledge Bowl.” more»
Students from the Uptown Music Collective will team up together with students from area schools, and the staff of the Community Arts Center, to present the Purple Heart Project, a fundraising concert for Wounded Warriors.
On Saturday, Feb. 11, students from the Uptown Music Collective will team up together with students from area schools, and the staff of the Community Arts Center, to present the Purple Heart Project, a fundraising concert for Wounded Warriors. more»
Tiempo Libre is scheduled to appear in Lewisburg next month.
The three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is coming to the Lewisburg to play and generally throw a Cuban music party on Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts (on the campus of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837). Tickets are $20 and $10 for Bucknell students and may be ordered by calling 570-577-1000 or visiting Bucknell.edu. more»
On January 7, 2012 the Uptown Music Collective and the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra will team up once again to present the Orchestral Rock Project II. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. more»
Cellist Trevor Exter and percussionist John Kimock
Working with the shorthand monicker XVSK, cellist Trevor Exter and percussionist John Kimock have a unique chemistry as musicians, wringing the depth of drums and cello. The music skirts the edges of indie rock, Americana, roots rock and improvisation that verges on jazziness. more»
Members of the Uptown Music Collective Young Bloods are seeking funds to attend the International Blue Challenge held annually in Memphis.
This week, the Uptown Music Collective has announced the start of its International Blues Challenge Project, a project with the goal to raise the $5,900 it will require to take six young musicians on a musical pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Blues. more»
Good bands regularly reinvent themselves, and Coldplay has done it with rip-roaring success on their latest album. The cryptically named “Mylo Xyloto” is such a blast that it nearly qualifies as a controlled substance; once you start listening, you’ll find it tough to stop. more»
The “bicycle diaries” of a working musician, film noir, actor Clive Owen, and “the dark sacred night” are are some of the elements in I LIKE THE STREET, the title of the new recording by “Singer at Large” Johnny J. Blair. more»
This piece of sheet music for the "Repasz Band March" was produced by the Vandersloot Music Co. in Williamsport. Vandersloot was one of the leading producers of sheet music in the country at one time during the early 1900s. [LCHS].
MUNCY – The Civil War theme continues with Muncy Historical Society’s upcoming concert, “Civil War Era Music,” performed by the Repasz Band at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 in the Muncy High School Auditorium, 200 W. Penn St. more»
Neil Young once said, “It’s better to burn out, than to fade away,” a sentence that would later be echoed in the suicide note of Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain. In 1994 Cobain became a member of the “27 Club,” a group of musicians who all died tragically at the young age of 27. more»
Bob Margolin jams with UMC students (photo by Wayne Palmer)
The general membership meeting of the Billtown Blues Association is scheduled for Monday September 19, 5:30 p.m., at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. 4th St., Williamsport (Inquire at front desk upon arrival for meeting room location) more»
Bob Margolin, a former sideman with blues legend Muddy Waters and an experienced leader of his own band, recently visited Williamsport’s Uptown Music Collective to participate in their 3rd annual 24-hour Blues-A-Thon Fundraiser. more»
The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier 501(c) non-profit school of music, will be participating in this year’s Susquehanna University Summer Orchestra Festival in partnership with the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra. more»
Jimi Hendrix once said, “Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.” Most musicians start off learning blues music because of its ease to play and fall in love with it because of the feelings it evokes. Starting on Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. the Uptown Music Collective will present their third annual 24 hour Blues-a-Thon fundraiser. more»
The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier nonprofit school of music, is currently seeking applications for the Alice Heilman Memorial Scholarship. Prospective students interested in the scholarship must be between the ages of 13 and 18, must demonstrate a love of music and a strong desire to learn, and be able to demonstrate financial need. more»
The annual Community Sing will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the Brandon Park Bandshell. This event celebrates local talent from our great city and surrounding areas and is a wonderful event for all to enjoy as a family. more»
Clouds Make Sounds: The Seasons is a full-scale musical production to be presented by the Community Arts Center on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. This performance will be produced by Rob Steele, Executive Director of the Community Arts Center. more»
Locations for discounted tickets to the annual Billtown Blues Festival were announced this week by organizer Bonnie Tallman.
The festival, held this year on Sunday, June 12, features The Porkroll Project, George Kilby Jr., The Laurie Morvan Band, Big
James and the Chicago Playboys, Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Explosion more»
I got the idea to do this song, from some students K-5 at the school I work at. They always wanna beat MiztaCuff in "Rock,Paper,Scissors" lol. One day I played at least 100 kiddos and a light came on; what if I could not only make the game a song, but also a dance? And Praise God, because the video is now in the works, and the song is gonna be one of the most catchy tracks this summer. more»
Following the success of the recent Irish rock tribute “The Unforgettable Fire,” the students of the Uptown Music Collective will once again take the stage of Williamsport’s Community Arts Center this time joining the students of Milissa Augustine Dance Academy in a performance that will integrate dance and live music in a dazzling re-imagination of the iconic sounds, images, and dances of the ene more»