Photos from the concert: The American Band inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame
After a two-year wait, the American Band was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in ceremonies at the University of Rhode Island on Sunday, May 15. At 185 years old, the historic ensemble is the oldest continuously operating marching band in the United States.
The afternoon event “Connect, Adapt and Work Together to Build a Sustainable Future” was held in collaboration with Ensemble Notable Works. The group was joined by guests including composer Noreen Inglesi, local poets Nicole DiPaolo, David Dragone and Mary Ann Mayer, and special guest Priscilla De La Cruz from the RI Audubon Society.
The Hall of Fame will induct the remaining members of the class of 2020, Nashville songwriter Joe Doyle, jazz saxophonist Scott Hamilton and jazz trombonist and music teacher Hal Crook at events to be announced in the coming months.
WUN photographer Rick Farrell was there on Sunday and shares some photos below.