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Delaware is a
state in the
Mid-Atlantic region of the
United States. The
Delaware Symphony Orchestra is the largest organization of professional performers in the state, and is more than seventy years old; the orchestra evolved out of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.
 The Delaware Music Festival is a prominent
music festival. Other musical institutions include
OperaDelaware, the Music School of Delaware, and the School of Contemporary Music.
Delaware is also home to the
Firefly Music Festival and The Big Barrel Country Music Festival annual music festivals held at the
Dover International Speedway.
state song of Delaware is "
Our Delaware", with words by George B. Hynson and Donn Devine and music by Will M. S. Brown.
Recent, local trends include a surge in popularity for the
Notable Delaware musicians
Boysetsfire, post-hardcore punk band,
David Bromberg lives in
jazz trumpeter from
jazz band leader, retired to
Wilmington, and died in
Hockessin, Delaware his song "
Minnie the Moocher" was posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
The Caulfields from
The Crash Motive from
Bob Marley lived in Delaware for a brief time, during which he was employed at Chrysler.
Dorothy Rudd Moore, composer, from
New Castle, Delaware.
Matthew Shipp, jazz pianist from
Smashing Orange from
The Spinto Band from
George Thorogood, blues/rock musician from
Wilmington. Did "
Bad to the Bone" in 1982. He attended the
University of Delaware.
Tom Verlaine and
Richard Hell of the band
Television met attending school at Sanford.
Vinnie Moore, guitarist for
UFO (band) from
New Castle, Delaware
Year Of The Knife Hardcore band from Newark, Delaware