2020 General Membership Meetings: Mondays, April 6, August 3, December 7 7 p.m. in Studio 909 From the Winter 2020 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
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In Memoriam: Wayne Kawahara, Mel Caba...
In Memoriam Aloha to Wayne Kawahara, for decades the guiding light of the Monday Night Big Band. Aloha to Mel Cabang, Musician, Producer, Comedian. From the Winter 2020 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
Of Note: Building Update
Building Update There is now a sound system (mixer, power, speakers), drum set, and guitar amp in Studio 6 for members’ use. Floor has been polished and walls painted. Mahalo to Ken Hafner, John LeBlanc, and Jean Michel Jacquon for their help in maintaining and improving our building. From the Winter 2020 issue, Ke Ola O […]
101st AFM Convention
AFM Convention On June 17-20, the 101st Convention of the American Federation of Musicians, held in Las Vegas, was attended by MAH delegates Marcia Schweitzer and Scott Janusch. Leadership emphasis is that unity is our only strength when standing against employers for fair wages. One particular focus was on securing fair residual/secondary use compensation on […]
Of Note: Welcome Jamie Sanborn, Membe...
We welcome Jamie Sanborn, who will be helping us all with member services in the MAH office. Mahalo Jamie! From the Winter 2020 issue, Ke Ola O Na Mele
Of Note: Theater Musicians Take Note!
OF NOTE: Theater Musicians Take Note! This past September, Diamond Head Theatre began its third season under our new Collective Bargaining Agreement, with a step up in the per-service rate. The union theatre musicians negotiated a 24 percent increase in rate over the previous agreement. New paid doubling rules, rehearsal break rules, etc. are being […]
President’s Message: A little r...
Aloha members, A little recap of the year gone by: In September, the Hawaii Symphony began its eighth season, and bid farewell to Executive Director Jonathan Parrish, who left the islands to head up the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. The HSO is now under the direction of Interim Executive Director Scott Harrison. We wish both Jonathan […]
Member Spotlight: Noel Okimoto
Member Spotlight: Noel Okimoto “Always learning,” Hoku-winning drummer locks in on his own fascinating, artful rhythm Noel Okimoto is a popular, versatile, in-demand drummer and award-winning jazz recording artist. His work on a self-titled, classical/jazz debut with Megan Bledsoe Ward’s Pacific Harp Project garnered a 2016 Na Hoku Hanohano Award (Hawaii’s Grammys) for “Instrumental Album […]
President’s Message, Winter 201...
Aloha Kākou, I am writing to you all during my last week as President of the Association. Soon, I will be relocating to the Mainland in the San Diego area. This is both a career- and family-based decision; however, with all honesty, in all of the places I’ve lived during my life, this feels as […]
OF NOTE: New Collective Bargaining Ag...
New Collective Bargaining Agreement with Diamond Head Theater is a promising start Theater Musicians: This past year, a new collective bargaining agreement was put in place with Diamond Head Theater. Pay was raised to $89 per rehearsal or performance, with stipulations for doubling (which had not previously been paid for). This rate is still not […]