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Stamp Out Hunger! Letter Carriers’ Food Drive: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Each year, letter carriers across the country head out on their routes on the second Saturday in May to collect donations of non-perishable food items to benefit local food pantries. Since launching in 1993, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has grown into the nation’s largest one-day food drive, helping to fill the shelves of food banks in cities and towns throughout the United States. Continue reading

Orchestration Classes 2024 with Dr. Norman Ludwin

AFM Local 47 members are invited to participate in an online learning experience with Executive Board member and professional orchestrator Dr. Norman Ludwin. This series of 4 classes will examine every section — Strings, Winds, & Brass — culminating in Full Orchestra. Students will also have the opportunity to complete their own optional orchestration assignments.

AFM Local 47 membership will be verified prior to enrollment. 




For more information about the instructor and to view student feedback from previous classes, please click here.

General Membership Meeting: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Open to all AFM Local 47 members in good standing

On the Agenda (subject to change):
– Presentation of 50-Year Pins
– Officer Reports
– Old and New Business

Immediately following General Membership Meeting
All members of AFM Local 47 are also members of the Musicians’ Club of Los Angeles

RSVP to:
(RSVP encouraged, but not required)

Fifty (50) members constitutes a quorum to conduct business at Local 47 General Membership Meetings. Nine (9) members constitutes a quorum for regular and special meetings of the Musicians’ Club.

To review meeting policies, Robert’s Rules, bylaws and past meeting minutes, please

2nd Annual AFM Local 47 Jazz Festival

“This music is about freedom, about movement, about creativity, about joy, about pain, and about ultimately setting one’s spirit free. Jazz musicians are an essential part of our culture, and we in Los Angeles are incredibly blessed to include in our community many world-class practitioners of this great art form.” – AFM Local 47 President Stephanie O’Keefe

The free concert series, generously co-sponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund, will take place over three Sundays on April 14, 21 & 28 in our Captain Greg Welch Gathering Place. Continue reading

‘Many Crafts, One Fight’ Rally w/ IATSE, Teamsters, Hollywood Basic Crafts

Join us as we support our Hollywood crew union colleagues at their pre-negotiations kickoff rally on Sunday, March 3 at Woodley Park in Encino.

IATSE, Teamsters and the Hollywood Basic Crafts (IBEW, OPCMIA, LiUNA, and UA) will begin jointly bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) — the same employers with whom we just concluded negotiations — the next day. Continue reading