Non-Union Concert Alert – Sunday, July 21, 2019

AFM members are advised a call may have gone out for the 1940s Battle of the Big Bands: Harry James vs. Glenn Miller concert taking place at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Please be aware that at this time this is currently a non-union concert, with no contract protections for fair wages, health & welfare, pension, or other benefits that come with union contracts.

As professional musicians, we must take a stand against taking jobs at sub-standard rates far below what we deserve. We not only cheat ourselves by accepting such engagements, but we also cheat our colleagues by setting a precedent that it’s acceptable to undervalue us and our work. 

If you are contacted to participate in these engagements, please alert my office at 323.993.3181 or We want to make sure you are paid correctly and receive the proper benefits.