Hebron Historical Society is pleased to announce that local bands will be performing this year in front of Old Town Hall. “We are blending our past and our future with the addition of these bands to our traditional events,” said Annie Piggott, HHS Maple Fest Coordinator.
Dino & The No-Names is a local rock music band that consists entirely of RHAM students. (Think Columbia Fields, all RHAM musicians who have since opened for Bon Jovi!) All the students are currently freshman at RHAM High School. Though young in age, the band has an obvious maturity level in their music.
Dino & The No-Names have been playing together for about a year and a half. Dino Marino (guitar, tenor sax, lead vocals and songwriter), Ryan DiPasquale (vibraphone, organ, and backup vocals), and Tom D’Auria (drums) were all involved in a program since 5th or 6th grade called “Jazz for Juniors,” coordinated by Dominic Marino and sponsored by the AHM Youth Organization. Jake Fenton (bass) and Dan Busa (guitar and backup vocals) joined Dino & The No-Names in middle school.
All the boys started playing instruments in elementary school under the direction of Stephanie Bancroft, and have been playing since at least the fourth grade.
Dino & The No-Names has played for dances at RHAM Middle School, Epoch Arts in East Hampton, Marlborough Day, private parties, and at RHAM High School’s Benefit Concert. Their most recent gig was a benefit concert for the Marlborough Food Bank and Hebron Interfaith Human Services, which they organized themselves and raised almost $800.00 for their local communities.
The band claims as its influences the Rolling Stones, Beatles, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen and the Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, along with other classic rock bands. They currently have more than 18 original songs, in addition to another dozen plus songs that Dino is working on with his father, Dom.
Dominic Marino, who composed the words and music for “Hebron Rocks” in honor of Hebron’s 300th anniversary celebration, featured in the Society’s Quest for Home play, is a professional musician who has opened for and played with many famous acts, including Alan Gorrie of the Average White Band, Robert Cray, and Lou Reed.