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This is a time of excitement and progress for the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. This past year we hired our first, full-time employee and Executive Director, presented four scholarships to deserving Long Island High School seniors, selected our ninth Educator of Note, presented lectures and panel discussions with industry leaders from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, we were present across Long Island at music events like the Great South Bay Music Festival, Cedar Beach Blues Fest, Fiddle and Folk Fest and more, and presented our first Holiday concert featuring Foghat with an instrument drive to support local schools. Yet, this is just the tip of the iceberg for what is to come.
In the past few months, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame has taken great strides towards a bigger, brighter future. We started the year with the election of four new board members. These new members of the Hall of Fame family are working to support our mission and they bring a wealth of experience in the music industry, business world and communications sector. Like many Long Islander’s, they share the eagerness of building the first home and museum that will honor Long Island musicians.
We are also proud to announce the start of our annual Music Education Speakers Series, which opened at Hofstra University earlier this year to great accolades. In addition, this summer will mark our first year as members of the Wyandanch Village redevelopment when we present our first annual Summer Concert Series in the Park. As future residents, we are thrilled to be a part of one of the largest revitalization projects Long Island has ever seen and what better way to begin than with music! Additionally, we still have more up our sleeve. Expect to see the Long Island Music Hall of Fame “rolling” across Long Island like never before. More to come…
Finally, the year wouldn’t be complete without our sixth biennial Induction Award Ceremony and Red Carpet Fundraising Gala. This year is guaranteed to be a night to remember in honor of so many of the wonderful musicians and industry professionals that have had the pleasure of calling Long Island their home.
As you can see, the anticipation of what is to come is incredible and we hope you will join us along the way. Please consider becoming a member or sponsor of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and support a non-profit like no other. I hope to see you soon.
Ernie Canadeo, Board Chairman