About Us



Acknowledging local musicians via annual inductions into the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame and awards at the Central Pennsylvania Music Awards (CPMAs)



Increasing awareness of the Central Pennsylvania music scene via social media content, a podcast, bookings, promotions, etc.



Striving to provide top-notch educational services via complementary music camps, scholarships, and recognizing the area's finest music educators

Board of Directors

Brandon Valentine


Last name Valentine.  Born on Valentine's Day.  

Brandon has expanded his love of music--from a local musician and songwriter, to the President and Founder of the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame.

Holly Serio


Holly is a music teacher in central Pennsylvania.  She is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, with her Master's Degree in Music Education.  She's also a singer/songwriter, who has performed with multiple bands.

Derek Euston


Derek is the owner of the Green Room Recording Studio in Harrisburg, PA.  He's a musician, recording engineer, and a Music Recording Technology graduate of Lebanon Valley College.

Jenna Clay


 Jenna Clay is the News Director and hosts a midday show at Cumulus Media - Harrisburg.  In the mornings, Jenna anchors the news for WINK 104, HOT 106.7, and 93.5 NASH FM.  Originally from Colorado, Jenna attended college at the University of Colorado.  She's worked in TV production, anchored traffic for Traffax, and worked as a TV news reporter for WCBD in Charleston, South Carolina and WGAL in Lancaster, PA.  Jenna loves working primarily in radio now and helping to promote local musicians in the area.  She’s a self-professed helicopter mom who spends her free time watching her son play baseball.​ 

Chachi Angelo


Chachi Angelo is a 15 year radio veteran that has served as host, Program Director, and more.  After working in Wheeling, Pittsburgh, & Parkersburg, Chachi landed in Harrisburg in 2012.  Formerly with WZCY-FM, Chachi was in an advantageous situation to help local  acts find radio time.  Every year, he hosted the “12 Bands of Christmas,” which was a celebration of all things Christmas and local bands.  Chachi  is the current host of the "Face for Radio" podcast and the owner of Chachi Productions--a full-service, AFFORDABLE production and entertainment company.  At home, Chachi stays busy raising two kids with his beautiful wife, Lauren.  He does his best thinking while cutting the grass and has developed a keen palate for local craft beer.​ 

Chris Garrett

 Chris is the Feature Reporter for the FOX43 Morning News (York, PA).   He has also been a Disc Jock

Chris has been a Disc Jockey (with Mixed-Up Productions) in the Central PA area for over 20 years.    He has also served as an instructor for various local marching bands.  Additionally, he's a longtime member of the nation's oldest continuously operating drum corps circuit, DCA.  Chris served as a Drum Major for both the Westshoremen and the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps.  

Mark Snyder


Mark is the co-founder of Keystone Amplifiers--a boutique amp company out of Hershey, PA.  Mark prefers to be behind the scenes making musicians sound their best, so it's hard to find a photo of him.  He is dubbed the area's go-to "tube whisperer."  Mark believes that Central PA will be the next Austin, Texas regarding music, and he is excited to help make that happen.

Rachel Rocks


If you've attended a local band's show, chances are you've run into Rachel Rocks.  Her devotion to local music runs deep.  Rachel is a blogger and photography for the long-standing Pennsylvania Musician Magazine--which has supported Central Pennsylvania's local music scene for nearly 40 years.

Rick Russell


Rick is an attorney and local musician, who is part of the ownership group developing the historic Englewood Barn (Hershey, PA) into a 240 seat live music venue.  The Englewood is also a brewery and restaurant--which is slated to open and serve the local scene in May of 2020.

Justin Hershey


A graduate of Sheffield Institute of the Recording Arts, Justin has made a name for himself in Central PA as a vocalist and the owner of Hershey AV Solutions.

Krista Vital-Mattern


The owner of Studio 28, LLC, Krista has established herself as a top photographer in our region.  One of her specialties is photographing bands/musicians.