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Join the UMPA Team!

If you are a parent of a music student at UHS, PLEASE choose to enhance our music students' experience by volunteering for an open Committee Chair position or to serve on a Committee.




Board & Committee Chairs

    Co-Presidents       Steve Jennings                                     &  Eileen Jennings

    Vice President      OPEN

    Secretary              Katie Acland

    Treasurer              OPEN

    Orchestra          Charlene Stone

    Band                 OPEN 

    Choral               Sharon Zwillinger

Music Directors 
    Band                 Eddie Otto
    Vocal                Jason Throne     
    Orchestra          Leo Zumpetta

Committee Chairs

Concert Attire       OPEN

Ad Sales              Jason Throne

Jazz Fest            Marya Maki

Refreshments     Heather Childs

Musical                Joanna Breger 

Spring Banquet    Kim Gehrke

Senior Folders     Leslie Atkinson
Senior Corsages  Leslie Atkinson

Forms & Documents

Meeting Minutes

Musical Extras

Student Accounts

UMPA Dues 

ALL Returning Music Students Must Pay $35 Dues Annually by October 31

Make Checks Payable to UMPA.  Or Pay with PayPal

Submits Checks in an Envelope Labeled “UMPA Dues” in the box on the wall inside the band room. 


Account Balances

            Student Accounts Are Funds Accumulated by the Student from Ad                 Sales or from Scrip orders.

Money Can Be Carried Over from Year to Year, but Will Be Moved to the General UMPA Account When the Student Graduates.  If the graduating student has a sibling in the program, money can be transferred to the sibling's account.

To Check Your Balance, Email the UMPA Treasurer (TBA)


How Money in Student Accounts is Used

Money in a Student Account May be Applied to the Following Expenses:

Concert Attire


Music Department Trips

UMBB or Musical expenses

To Request payment, send an email to the Treasurer with your student’s name, the amount, and what’s being paid  (TBA).


Student Ad Sales

Students Sell Advertising Space to Local Businesses for 5 of the Winter and Spring Concerts Performed by the Orchestra, Chorus, and Bands. Please note that school policy restricts some types of ads. Policy is on handouts page

Money Generated by the Sales is Deposited into the Selling Student’s Account.

Forms for Ad Sales May be Downloaded and Printed from the Handout Tab Above.

Direct the Payment, Form, and Ad to the Ad Sales Coordinator (to the address on the form)

Tri-M® Honor Society

Tri-M® is the international honor society recognizing secondary music
students for their musical ability, academic excellence, school involvement,
and community service.

The Music Department at Unionville High School started a Tri-M chapter
in 2010. This society is a national group through Music Educators National
Convention, MENC.

Faculty Advisor                Leo Zumpetta, Orchestra Director
Student President             

The organization accepts students who have a 3.5 grade average
overall in high school and a 4.0 average in music courses. The student
members received a membership pin at their induction and are eligible to
wear a pink (the graduate music color!) cord on their graduation robe.

More information will be provided at the TriM meeting.


Membership Information


Who: Parents of Students in Orchestra, Chorus, and Band

 What: Enhance and enrich the experience of UHS music students; to recognize student accomplishments; to inform parents about events and activities.

What We Do

UMPA enhances and enriches our children’s music experience by supporting the educational and musical goals of the UHS music department.  UMPA hopes our children will achieve a lifelong love and appreciation of music.  We:

  • Support High School Music events:  concerts, competitions, musical and PMEA districts and regionals

  • Provide funding for directors to purchase equipment and/or provide extra enrichment

  • Assist parents/students in ordering Concert Attire

  • Support program printing for music events and maintain the music copier

  • Host the end of year banquet

  • Purchase and personalize awards for every music student presented at the banquet

  • Fund Tri-M Music Honor Society membership and graduation cords

  • Provide refreshments for students at auditions, concerts and special performances

  • Provide individual fundraising opportunities for students to raise funds to offset additional expenses

  • Purchase personalized music folders for graduating seniors.


Through volunteering to support the program and dues.

Membership Meetings



  • Wednesday October th, 2018  at 7:00pm.
  • Wednesday December th, 2018 at 7:00pm. 
  • Tuesday May 28th, 2018 at 6:00pm.


Meetings are held in the LGI - near the Auditorium

Final Membership Meeting & End-of-the-Year Banquet:

 Tuesday, May , 2019--6:00 p.m. at the Music Awards Banquet

Red Clay Room, Kennett Square


Please submit a Ticket Reservation Form (details to follow)

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is an UMPA program to help cover the cost of dues or music expenses for those who need a little help.  If you would like to contribute to the Helping Hands fund, make your check payable to UMPA and designate "Helping Hands" in the memo portion.  If you need help to meet music expenses, please contact one of the music directors or UMPA officers for further information.  (Remember that students are encouraged to sell ads for the concert programs.  Those funds are held in individual student accounts to offset music costs.) 


Please Note

Note:  In the Spring of 2008 the Unionville Marching Band Boosters (UMBB) was formed to support the specific needs of the marching band. Although financially separate, UMPA and UMBB remain affiliated through communication and support of all music programs.

 UMPA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  Contributions are tax deductible. 

Join Now!

1. Fill out the UMPA Membership Form

2. Pay Your Dues Here:

Select Options
Student's Name


One Student:  $35

Two+ Students:   $ 60

Please Consider a Helping Hands Donation 

($1 suggested donation)

To pay by check, please place your check payable to "UMPA" in the secured music box in the UHS band room.

Contact: To receive emails from UMPA, please list this email address in your contact -