Remembering Ralph Kimball

  Let me take a few moments to introduce you to Ralph Kimball. He passed recently in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 89 years young. Ralph Kimball was a Versatile Trumpet player, with a capital V:  he played with the Fourth Army Band, symphony orchestras in Texas, Arizona and Nevada, and worked as a commercial player …

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Notification from the AFM

Except in those jurisdictions where an AFM symphony orchestra is engaged and is acting as the employer of musicians pursuant to a Local collective bargaining agreement, the current Josh Groban/Idina Menzel and Hanson String Theory tours are being contracted by Steve Trudell or his assigns. Steve Trudell is an employer whose name has been placed …

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Ralph B. Kimball, 1929-2018

Ralph Beaton Kimball, 89, professional musician and educator, passed away August 30, 2018, at St. Rose Siena Hospital.  Born on June 5, 1929 in Dallas, Texas, he held degrees in trumpet and music education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.       He played trumpet professionally from his …

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General Meeting

The next General meeting is on September 11th, 2018 at 7:00pm. Nominations for Officers, Trustees, and Alternate Delegate for the next term will be taking place during this meeting. Music by Doug Miers. Free food and soft drinks for Local 586 Members.

Musician Mixer: Part Deux

October 30, 2018 8:00pm – 11:00pm The first one of these was wildly successful. We got a bunch of Phoenix musicians in a room who normally wouldn’t interact with each other. Got lots of positive feedback, including lots of “When is the next one gonna be?”. So… Here’s the next one. AFM Local 586 and …

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AFM’s International Unfair List

DO NOT WORK FOR….. Steve Trudell Entertainment, LLC You could be subject to AFM sanctions if you work for these people or their organizations until they receive clearance from the AFM. AND if you’ve been hired to perform with Evanescence call the Local 586 office at 602-254-8838 immediately. Question?  Call the office at 602-254-8838.

West Valley Symphony Announces Auditions for the 2018-19 Season

Cal Stewart Kellogg, Music Director October 6th, 2018 between 1PM and 7PM      (schedule to be determined) Principal Tuba & Third Horn and Fourth Horn   September 29, 2018 between 1PM and 7PM       (schedule to be determined) Concertmaster, Section Violin and Viola Positions Principal Viola Positions, Double Bass (2 Positions, Chairs 5&6)   Independent Contractor Positions …

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