Welcome to Rick Macri's
La Banda delle Feste Italiane!

Rick Macri formed La Banda delle Feste Italiane in 2005, at the request of a number of local Italian religious societies. Rick started his Italian festival band career in 1964 with Larry Laurenzano, leader of the Giglio Feast Band in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Upon moving to New Jersey, Rick joined the Tony Neglia Feast Band and the Passaic County Sheriff Department Band in 1991 and has performed with those bands as a trumpeter and leader continuously until 2009.

La Banda delle Feste Italiane is known to perform at the "La Festa Italiana" in Garfield, NJ, the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day & Italian Heritage Parades, and Italian Feasts and Processions throughout the New Jersey-New York Metropolitan Area. The band performs:

  • Italian feasts and processions
  • Parades
  • Parties
  • Special events
  • Sporting events
  • Political ceremonies
  • Picnics, carnivals and fairs
  • Concerts
  • Funerals

With our extensive musical repertoire ranging from traditional and classic Italian songs, Italian Symphonic and Military marches, hymns, tarantellas, America marches, polkas, solemn funeral marches, to a rousing "When the Saints Go Marching In."

La Banda delle Feste Italiane is sure to delight every audience!

"Grande musica ....vicino a casa!"

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