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03/04/2024 Events

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Love & Thunder

Country / Bluegrass
The Lone Canary

Acoustic, Folk
Make to Sink

Here & Now
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Scholarship Spotlight

Katie Colletta

2009 Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music Scholarship

Katie Colletta is an Associate Artistic Director and actress at a professional theatre in Iowa called Old Creamery Theatre. This is her seventh season with the company and in addition to performing regularly, she also choreographs, directs, stage manages, music directs, teaches acting classes and serves the company in an administrative capacity. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Millikin University with her Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree in 2013. Favorite professional performing credits include Ariel (Footloose), Marty (Grease), Mimi (A Comedy of Tenors), Nancy (Fancy Nancy), and Fern (Charlotte's Web).  She will next be appearing as Sophie in Mamma Mia this fall as well as serving as the choreographer for the production. Read more.

RAMI Organization

The RAMI Organization was created for the purpose of awarding music scholarships to deserving young musicians, to provide financial assistance for the study of music to deserving young musicians, and to present and/or sponsor music education programs and events.

Each year the RAMI Organization hosts several events to help fund the Gary S. Wilmer RAMI Music Scholarship, The RAMI Young Artists Music Scholarship, and to honor the local music community. Our premier event is the RAMI Awards Ceremony is held in April each year. The RAMI Awards recognize and celebrate the efforts of groups and individuals who have involvement in the local music community.

The RAMI Organization has awarded over $70,000 in scholarships and music education programs to over 50 students.

If you would like to become involved in helping us support our music scholarships, music education programs, and sponsored programs/events contact us at ramicommittee @

RAMI Events

33rd RAMI Awards Show


Tebala Event Center
Rockford, IL

Rockford Guitar Show


Tebala Event Center

RAMI Awards voting is open until 03/16/2024

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Support the RAMIs

All donations help support RAMI scholarships, music education programs, and RAMI sponsored events.

PO Box 4128, Rockford, IL 61110
ramicommittee @

Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. is classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the standards of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Therefore, any donations to the Rockford Area Music Industry, Inc. may be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.