Welcome to the Winter 2016 issue of the Musicians’ Association of Hawai‘i, Local 677, American Federation of Musicians.
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: “The sounds of the traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar touch my senses and invigorate me like no other music or activity…” —George Kuo
- Building Updates: 949 Bathrooms — Last year, we finally managed to get the sewers reconnected to the main building. Getting the 949 bathrooms back online has been a slow process, mainly due to lack of funds…. Building Cleanup — Now that some of the offices are being restored, we are turning our attention to the practice studios and common areas of the building….
- Local 677 Election Results: 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-year term….
- Of Note: National Public Radio’s “From The Top” showcases the talented students of the Musicians’ Association of Hawaii, Mike Lewis Big Band performs Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite” at the Blue Note Hawaii — and files union contract for the performance….
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