Archives: June 2007
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY
Michael Hall, Music Director
Announces Auditions for the following positions:
- Assistant Concertmaster
- Principal Second Violin
- Assistant Principal 2nd Violin
- Section Second Violin (2 positions)
- Principal French Horn
- Third Flute/Utility
- Principal Cello
- Assistant Principal Cello
- Assistant Principal Viola
- Section Viola
Orlando Philharmonic OrchestraChristopher Wilkins, Music Director
Announces the following vacancies:
- Assistant Concertmaster
- Assistant Principal Second Violin
- Section Violin (two positions)
- Principal Viola
06/01/07 Official BusinessDue to the absence of a quorum at the May 10 Membership Meeting, the items on the agenda will be addressed at another meeting to be scheduled in the fall. Please take a moment to visit the website at http://www.afm655.org and take the poll to let us know your preference for meeting times. Thanks!
06/01/07 Member Benefits from Union PlusSooner or later most taxpayers are going to be audited. Business owners, wealthy individuals and those with unusual returns stand higher risks of audit, but as IRS improves its ability to match bank and investment records with individual returns, more and more "average" taxpayers are likely to be asked for additional information.
06/01/07 Double Times
AFM Convention This Month
The biannual AFM Convention takes place this June in Las Vegas. Every other year Federation officers and officers from all of the Locals of the AFM get together to decide the direction the AFM will take for the next two years. There are several issues that will be addressed this year that effect symphonic musicians.
06/01/07 That Union Thing
Miami-Dade County Commissioners have unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the Employee Free Choice Act. They are one of more than 30 local government bodies that have urged Congress to pass the bill.
06/01/07 Industry News
The Bee Gees (Local 655 members Robin, Barry, and Maurice Gibb) received BMI's Icon Award on May 15. The award recognizes their lifetime achievements.
Palm Beach County has proposed eliminating an $800,000 development fund that benefits more than 50 small to midsized arts organizations, including the Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia. The fund is one of the casualties in state and local governments' attempts to reduce property taxes. The State of Florida, meanwhile, has cut $19.2 million by freezing funding for the Cultural Facilities Program. The fund has supported 47 organizations, such as the Miramar Cultural Arts Center, hoping to build or expand their facilities.