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Ric Harris and The Heat Merchants

Just Another Fool

Grass Attack

Country / Bluegrass
They Call The Wind Mariah

The JB Project

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Hole For The Sun

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12 After '12 on the 12th. An On the Waterfront Reunion.

Celebrate the legacy of On the Waterfront and help support local music scholarships:

The Howard Family/Charlotte's Web Memorial Fund

The Gary S Wilmer/RAMI Music Scholarship

Music, memorabilia, food, drinks, and a Silent Auction...

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Scholarship Spotlight

Madeline Herdeman

2005 Gary S. Wilmer / RAMI Music Scholarship

Madeline is a founding member, cellist, singer, and songwriter of the Houston-based chamber rock band Mystery Loves Company. MLC has released 4 studio albums and several live albums, singles, and EPs, and they have toured nationally. They were selected as showcase performers for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Conference in Anaheim, CA in 2019, the Super Bowl Host Committee performances in Houston, TX in 2017, and the Cutting Edge Music Conference in New Orleans, LA in 2016, and are official performers of the Harmony in the Air music program of the Houston Airport System.  

Madeline was the orchestra director at KIPP SHARP College Prep Fine Arts School for 8 years, and many of her former students have been accepted into the Houston Youth Symphony and the American Festival for the Arts summer program.

Madeline is a cello faculty member of the Superior String Alliance Music Camp  in Michigamme, MI, the music director of Kscholastic Inc. 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

12 After '12 on the 12th. An On the Waterfront Reunion.


Tebala Event Center

Music, memorabilia, food, drinks

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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
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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.