Local 674 Election of New Officers

Members of AFM Local 674 met on Sunday, June 3, 2018. The following slate of officers was presented:

     President: Bill Clapham

     Vice President: Dena Williams

     Secretary Treasurer: Gary Williams

   Executive Board 

Linda Walls           Virgil Kelly        Jay Frye

Jim Snyder               Butch White

Ron Sowell - Songwriting & Charting Workshop

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. 

AFM Local 674 - Covington, VA - Lewisburg, WV

133 Park Place - Lewisburg, WV 24901 - (224)-223-6674 Email: afmlocal674@suddenlink.net  

President: Bill Clapham      Vice President: Dena Williams

Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Williams 

Executive Board:  Jay Frye, Linda Walls, Virgil Kelly, Jim Snyder, and Butch White

Doug Harper

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. 

Obituary and Online Condolences 

Pay 2018 Membership and Work Dues

Click the link below to pay Full Year Dues - $109.00

Click the link below to pay Half Year Dues - $54.50

Click the link below to pay work dues

Work dues for Local 674 are 3% of scale, not to exceed $100 per year. 

***Note - membership dues and work dues must be paid separately. 

Welcome to the webpage of AFM Local 674

  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. 

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American Federation of Musicians Local 674

Covington, Virginia - Lewisburg, West Virginia



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