The Musicians’ Association of Hawai‘i Elections took place Aug. 22, 2016. Mahalo to all who came out to vote! Here are your 2016 union officers elected for a three (3) year term:
President: Steve Pearson
Vice President: Jim Moffitt
Secretary-Treasurer: Robert Shinoda
Board of Directors:
AFM Convention Delegates:
J. Scott Janusch (alt)
In Memoriam 2016
A fond aloha to:
From the Winter 2016 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
In this issue:
President’s Message: “Collective bargaining is the lifeblood of our organization. It works when musicians stand together to make their voices heard.” —Steve Pearson
Member Spotlight: George Kuo, Hawaiian slack key guitar master: “The sounds of the traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar touch my senses and invigorate me like no other music or activity — it’s such an overwhelming, good feeling.”
2016 Election Results: The results of the Aug. 22, 2016 Local 677 elections are here!
Building Update: 949 Restrooms & Building Cleanup — Renovations are a dirty business, but union musicians are up to the challenge. A select few gave parts of the union headquarters some much-needed love.
Youth Symphony 1 on NPR — If you think the union members are uber-talented, just look what some of their kids are doing.
Mike Lewis Big Band featured at the Blue Note — This budding jazz big band made history at the Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki recently, in more ways than musical.