Frank Darmiento Premiering Latest Piece with Chandler Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, February 3rd, 2012, Local 586 member Frank Darmiento will be premiering his latest orchestra piece with the Chandler Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be in the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, at 7:30 p.m.  The piece is called "Coalescence 1912."  It's a tribute to 100 years of Arizona statehood.  Frank will be conducting as well.

Centennial Tuesdays - Concert Series - February 7th, 2012

The theme this month is Dixieland. We are proud to present the ASU Dixie Devils. The Dixie Devils feature; Dan Blaker on trumpet, Jeremy Lapitt on clarinet and soprano sax, Amy Swietlik on trombone, J Samuel Pilafian on trombone, Gabe Hall-Rodrigues on accordian, Connor Hailey on sousaphone and Aaron Hudson on washboard.

The concert is Tuesday, February 7th at 7:30PM. Students are $3.00, Adults $5.00 and Local 586 members and children under 12 are free.

Young Sounds 2-12 Poster

NLRB Affirms Orchestra Members as Employees, not Independent Contractors

After a more than four-year wait, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled in favor of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and affiliated Locals 294 (Lancaster, PA), 72-147 (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX), and 9-535 (Boston, MA) in determining that the musicians of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra are statutory employees, not independent contractors.

Centennial Tuesday Concert Series - January 3, 2012

January's concert will feature longtime PMA 586 member Ken Skaggs & Friends. Ken spent 22 years on the road with Glen Campbell; is now off the road and has put together a stellar lineup for this concert. Featured will be: Gary Bruzzese on drums, Mike Breen on guitars, Russ Skaggs on Bass guitar and Ron Rutowski on fiddle and banjo.

Concert starts @ 7:30PM, Students $3.00, Adults $5.00, Local 586 members and children under 12 are free.

January Concert Poster

Members - Create Your Profile!

Get noticed by creating your profile! When you complete your profile you will be included in the rotating featured member spot on the Local's home page. What better way to keep yourself active, network with other members and get more gigs. The AFM 586 site gets a lot of visitors who are looking to book musicians and also those who want to take lessons. Don't miss out on this opportunity to book more gigs and/or students!

ps. It is not necessary to upload a picture though it's recommended.

Centennial Tuesdays Concert Series - December 6, 2011

December's Centennial Concert Series will be Holiday Brass, featuring The Sonoran Brass Quintet.

Performing with the Sonoran Brass Quintet will be Joshua Whitehouse, trumpet; Emery Harvison, trumpet; Shannon Kerrigan, horn; Richard Bass, trombone; and Chuck Kerrigan, tuba.

Concert starts at 7:30PM. Local 586 members and children under 12 are free. Adults $5 and students are $3.

The Musician's Hall, 1202 E. Oak St, Phoenix, AZ, 85006

December Centennial Concert Poster

AFM & Recording Industry Strike New 3-Year Labor Deal


The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) and the major recording companies struck a new three-year labor deal just before midnight on October 27, 2011.  The new agreement, which becomes effective upon ratification, calls for scale wage increases across the board, as well as other economic improvements, in contrast to the current climate of deep concessionary bargaining in many industries.