RAMI Christmas CD

The RAMIs are seeking song submissions for the RAMI Christmas CD. We are looking for original Christmas songs done by local artists. For more information on how to submit your song, contact Chip Messiner at pancoomer @ aol.com. 


Round 2 Ballot Selections are now open

RAMI Organization members may now make the selections for the final ballot through December 1st, 2018.  Click here to login to submit your nominations. 

Recording Nominations Accepted through January 31, 2019
Click here to download a recording nomination form

Community Service, Lifetime Achievement & People's Choice Nominations are open to the public through 12/1/2018
Community Service Online Nomination Form
Lifetime Achievement Online Nominatons Form
People's Choice - Artist of the Year Online Nomination Form
People's Choice - Favorite Radio Station Online Nomination Form
People's Choice - Favorite Venue Online Nomination Form
People's Choice - Favorite Special Event Online Nomination Form


Scholarship Spotlight

Brent Blaesing

2018 Kim & Ruth MacCloskey RAMI Music Scholarship

My musical journey started when I joined the Rock Valley Children’s Choir at the beginning of middle school. My involvement with the Rock Valley Children’s Choir has permanently altered the course of my life. In my time in RVCC, I have performed alongside many major groups, including Kantorei, the Singing Boys of Rockford, as led by Joel Ross. I have performed multiple times at the Coronado Theatre and at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. Before joining the choir, music was of minute interest to me. Read more.


The RAMI Organization

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 promote 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 RAMIs have awarded over $70,000 in scholarships and music education programs to over 50 students.

If you would like to become involved in helping us promote support local music and promote music education, contact us at ramicommittee @ ramiawards.com.



RAMI Notes

Upcoming Events

04/12/2019
28th Annual RAMI Awards

Tebala Event Center
7910 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108
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11/02/2019
Rockford Guitar & Drum Show

Buy, sell, and trade your used music equipment.
Cliffbreakers Convention Center
700 W Riverside Blvd., Rockford IL 61103
$5 at the door
Vendor tables $50. Get $10 off if registered before 8/1/19.
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