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[Members] 2017 Membership Dues – payable now

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[Members] General Membership meeting – January 11th

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Members – Join our referral page now!

Get the word out about yourself and your music.  Visitors interested in hiring professional musicians can read about the musical services offered by AFM members of our Local.  They can read about your musical offerings, see pictures of you and/or your group(s), and follow links to your website.

To take advantage of this new service of the Local, please contact Secretary-Treasurer Paul Lott via the Local email, afm447704@aol.com.  Include promotional information, quality pictures of yourself and other AFM members who play with you, website links, etc.

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Hilton Head Symphony kicks off 2015-16 season

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of its conductor John Morris Russell(also conductor of the acclaimed Cincinnati Pops Orchestra), opens the 2015-16 season on October 19th with a concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien”, Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnole”.

The season continues October 15th and 16th, with a concert of Americana music, highlighted by Dvorak’s Symphony #9, “New World”.

Musicians of the Hilton Head Symphony enjoy the benefits and protections of an AFM negotiated collective bargaining agreement effective through June of 2018.

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New Hilton Head Symphony CBA ratified

We are pleased to announce that the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra musicians have ratified a new 4-year successor agreement with HHSO management.
Many thanks to AFM negotiator Nathan Kahn who provided invaluable assistance during the negotiations, which began in March 2014 and concluded September 22, 2014. The negotiations were cordial throughout, and we have an excellent relationship with management.
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Some highlights of the new agreement: 
1) A 4-year agreement with annual wage increases, successively, of 5%, 3.85%, 3.71%, and 3.12%.
2) Principal overscale will increase from 18.5% in 2014-15 to 20% in 2017-18.
3) A new Travel Fee section with two options, either option an increase over the previous agreement.
4) A June 15 deadline for sending out contracts.
5) Updated language for Regular Status, plus a list of who currently has Regular Status.
6) A new section covering leave for FMLA reasons
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In addition, we retain all the benefits of the previous agreement, which include, but are not limited to:
1) 9.81% AFM-EPF pension contribution on scale wages
2) Musician protection through grievance and arbitration
3) Standard AFM Electronic Media protection
4) Peer Review
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Savannah Philharmonic News

SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC NEWS
The Savannah Philharmonic opens its 2015-16 season on Saturday, September 12th with a program featuring Weber’s Overture to “Der Freischutz” and the 1st Symphony of Johannes Brahms.  The season continues on September 26th with Chamber Concert #1.

For more info, go to http://www.savannahphilharmonic.org/

Live orchestra performances of the Savannah Philharmonic are covered under AFM single-engagement contracts, including AFM-EPF pension contributions.

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