IN MEMORIAM Local 677 President Jim Moffitt remembers Leonard Paul Hoshijo I have been a musician with the Honolulu, now Hawaii, Symphony since 1981. I first met Leonard in the late 1980s when the ILWU leadership approached the Musicians Union offering an effort to secure long-term funding for the HSO. The Union was involved in a months-long strike against the […]
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In Memoriam: Sean Wilkinson
Long-time Local 677 member, vibraphonist/percussionist Sean Wilkinson passed away on June 9, 2021. He was 97. His extensive professional career took him and Pat, his wife of 70 years, on a life-long journey from Dublin, Ireland through Europe, Canada, Japan, Chicago, Las Vegas, Honolulu, and finally to Kailua-Kona. Primarily known in Hawaii as a jazz […]
In Memoriam: Hawaii loses two legenda...
The islands suffered back-to-back blows in July when Hawaiian Music Hall of Famers Mahi Beamer, 88, and Roland Cazimero, 66, passed away within days of each other. Both were longtime Musician Union members and charismatic personalities who left behind a tremendous musical legacy, each in their own way. Edwin Mahi‘ai “Mahi” Copp Beamer died July […]
Local 677 Election Results (Winter 20...
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: Steve Flanter Ken Hafner George Kuo Marie Lickwar TJ Ricer […]