All members or children of members, or children whose legal guardians are members of our local or any local union affiliated with the Texas AFL-CIO and the local Central Labor Council are eligible for a scholarshipRead more
Local 72-147’s annual membership dues are $135 for 2019, if paid in January. Semi-annual membership dues are $70 if paid in January and July. Payments can be made by mail with a check or money order, or you may come by the Union office.
Click here to login to www.MusiciansDFW.org and make a credit card payment. Annual membership dues are due in January.Read more
Letter to the Editor by Greg Hustis
I found Aaron Pino’s thorough article about auditions interesting and enlightening on many fronts. It is worth noting, however, that in the past some CBA’s including that of the Dallas Symphony, had clauses that gave anyone who was a Local 72-147 member in good standing the right to audition for any openings in the local jurisdiction where auditions were being held. Local players were able to audition at a local only audition or at the national audition itself.
Also, it was usually understood that if extra players or substitutes were needed, these players would come from Local 72-147 — as long as someone qualified was available. This practice has now often been abandoned with many excellent local players being excluded from the area’s best work.
Our meet and greet back in September was attended by long time members as well as new faces and students. It was a real pleasure to meet and hear the new faces. We really appreciate the Denton Arts Council partnering with usRead more