RAMI Community Service Page

Community Service Award

Candidate (individual or organization) must be based and actively promoting or performing live music within the designated RAMI area. Recipients will have shown an on-going dedication towards creating a positive impact on the local community through music education, media presentation or entertainment. Particular consideration will be given to those who have directed their efforts to engage those members of our community who are for physical or economic reasons less able to fully participate in Rockford's rich, music scene.

The following two (2) awards are adjunct divisions of the Hall of Fame. Recipients are considered to be full-fledged members of the RAMI Hall of Fame.     

1996 - Moonlight Jazz Orchestra
1997 - First Night Rockford
1998 - Rockford College Music Academy
1999 - Gordy & Mary Ann Smith
2000 - Mendelssohn Club
2001 - Friends of the Coronado
2002 - On the Waterfront
2003 - Frank Schier
2004 - Elbert Jordan - Levings Lake Talent Showcase
2005 - The Rockford Park District
2006 - Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
2007 - Rock University/Summer Rocks Camp
2008 - The Salvation Army Rockford Temple Band
2009 - Cyndie Powers Hall
2010 - Guzzardo Music Emerging Artists Competiton
2011 - Tebala Shrine Temple
2012 - John Russell Ghrist
2012 - Steve Summers
2014 - Angie Fellows
2014 - Doug McDuff
2015 - Gloria Lundin
2018 - Kevin J. McCarthy
2019 - Todd Houston

RAMI Events

Rockford Guitar & Drum Show

11/06/2021

Tebala Event Center



2021 RAMI Awards


RAMI Round One Nominations are open until 10/23/2020

Only RAMI members may nominate for these categories.



RAMI People's Choice Nominations are open until 10/23/2020

Anyone may nominate for these categories.


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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.