Ron Sowell of Mountain Stage conducted a workshop at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center in Lewisburg, WV for local musicians as well as others in town for the WV Winter Music Festival. Ron presented great ideas for songwriting and charting skills to make rehearsals more productive.
133 Park Place - Lewisburg, WV 24901 - (224)-223-6674 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Bill Clapham Vice President: Mark Spangler
Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Williams
Executive Board: Jeff Bryant, Jay Frye, Virgil Kelly, Charlie Massie, and Dena Williams
We sadly announce the passing of Local674 member, musician, song-writer and friend Doug Harper. He lost his 2 year battle with cancer yesterday, but leaves behind many loved ones and friends who will miss his smile, and his comforting songs on the guitar.
***Note - membership dues and work dues must be paid separately.
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Local 674 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, chartered in Covington, Virginia - Lewisburg, West Virginia. We are a small but active Local. You must be thinking about joining a professional organization for musicians, or you wouldn’t be visiting our webpage.
Bluegrass musicians to members of the West Virginia Jazz Orchestra belong to Local 674. We also have many retired professionals in our area who still offer their talents to the many who are eager to listen. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 674 was chartered on June 25, 1946 and represents many of the finest professional musicians in our area, including Highland, Augusta, Bath, Allegheny, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Craig, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties in Virginia, and Greenbrier and Pocahontas counties in West Virginia. AFM members perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc.. With such active members as Roberta Flack, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, and Branford Marsalis; there is a strong representation of major recording individuals and groups.
Members of Local 674 of the AFM are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians’ interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.