The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 27, 2013

Collective enrolling for camps


WILLIAMSPORT — The Uptown Music Collective is gearing up for its annual Summer Music Camps. These high powered, interactive music camps run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cover a wide variety of topics for students of the guitar, bass, drums and voice.

“Our summer music camps are a tradition that dates back to a time before the Collective existed. Over the years these camps have helped develop and polish many of my finest students’ technique, they are also a fun and powerful educational experience for all involved, including myself,” said Dave Brumbaugh, founder of both the Collective and the Summer Music Camps.

This year’s camps, which start June 17, include Vocal Performance, Guitar for Kids, Beginning Rock, Blues, Intermediate Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drum Technique.

“Participating in the Collective’s Summer Music Camps gave me a better understanding of techniques that will help me gain mastery of my instrument (drums). These are intensive, week long camps that I would recommend to any musician looking to better themselves,” said Kendall Palmatier, a drum student at the Collective and Summer Music Camp participant. “They are also a great opportunity for students looking for an introduction to the Collective.”

The Uptown Music Collective is located at 848 West Fourth St. Williamsport. For more information call (570) 329-0888 or visit uptownmusic.org /summer-music-camp