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07/21/2019 Events


Music Directory

On My Six

Hard Rock / Metal

Love & Thunder

Country / Bluegrass

The Lone Canary

Acoustic, Folk

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RAMI Golf Play Day

Come out for a day of golf, music, food and fun...

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Rockford Guitar & Drum Show

Buy, sell, trade your used music and sound equipment...

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29th RAMI Awards Nominations

Nomination for the 29th Annual RAMI Awards are open...

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Scholarship Spotlight

Daisy Soberanis

2019 Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music Scholarship

I remember learning to play the recorder in the fourth grade and feeling proud of myself after learning every piece in the book. I practiced for long periods without realizing how much time had passed.  It was the same when I learned to play the flute, and still occurs to this day. From a young age, I found my strongest passion and soon discovered a world of opportunities music could bring to anyone- not only the ability to perform, but enhancement of the school experience and academic performance as well.  

I am a very active musician- I have been seated as the principal flute player of the Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra, performed in Rock Valley College’s Starlight Theatre, Auburn High School’s Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, local schools in need of member in pit orchestras for musicals, and qualified for the District 8 ILMEA Festival in 2018. 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 @ ramiawards.com.

2020 RAMI Awards


RAMI Round One Nominations are open until 10/06/2019

Only RAMI members may nominate for these categories.



RAMI People's Choice Nominations are open until 12/08/2019

Anyone may nominate for these categories.


People's Choice Nominees

Artist ot the Year Nominations

Blind Date
Dead Man’s Hand
Flannel Daze
Reckless Redemption

Venue Nominations

Cronies
Oscar's Pub And Grill

Radio Station Nominations

104.9
Q98.5

Special Event Nominations

Reckless Fest

Our Sponsors


Support the RAMIs

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

PO Box 4128, Rockford, IL 61110
ramicommittee @ ramiawards.com