If you are looking to hire a musician or ensemble for your upcoming event, you are probably dealing with several other details of your event as well. By hiring Alexandria or any other member or ensemble of AFM Local 349, you can relax knowing that this part of your event will be smooth sailing. You will be able to focus on everything else that you need to get done. Alexandria, or any of the other musicians she refers you to from American Federation of Musicians Local 349 have years of performance experience and can be counted on to get things done to make the music aspect of your event special and unique.
If you require a musician other than a bagpiper for your event, please let Alexandria know and she will be glad to put you in touch with the type of musician you request.
The musician you choose for your event will arrive early to ensure time to set up and tune.
The musician will have all tunes requested learned and be ready to perform.
The musician will be dressed for the event and honor any requests you may have.
Alexandria will be dressed in Authentic Highland dress for your event.
The musician or ensemble will provide a contract signed by both you and the performer/performers that will assure you that the event will be followed through on, and that you are hiring a professional musician or ensemble.
Rates for performances depend on location, travel time, weather, length, and other aspects of the event request. You can expect to pay minimum $100 per event.
Alexandria offers military discounts to all military members, veterans, police, fire, emergency service personnel and their families.
Please keep in mind all that goes into the musician's performance such as travel time, time at the event, instrument costs, time preparing for the performance learning new music to accommodate your requests. Musicians of the American Federation of Musicians have spent years perfecting their craft.
Payment deposits are requested accompanying the performance contract at least a week before, if time allows, before the performance either by check or credit card using paypal.com. All checks should be made out to the performer. Requests between one and seven days before the event date, you will be asked to provide payment prior to the musician performing, this means you will need to have cash payment to hand to the musician at the event before he or she performs.
If Alexandria is unavailable during the time you request, she can work with you either to reschedule or find another musician to perform for you during that time.
Please note: Most AFM Local 349 Musicians will not be able to perform in direct rain, over ninety degrees, or below fourty outdoors. This is due to fragile instruments. An inside location must be arranged for in these condissions.
Why union musicians?
"There is simply no equal to the sound of live music performed by AFM members!
The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) is the largest organization of its type in the world. It represents over 100,000 members that are serviced by more than 250 Locals in every geographical area of North America.
AFM musicians perform all kinds of music for all kinds of events and recording sessions. Whether it's live entertainment for a wedding, corporate event, and private parties or recording for demos, commercial releases and film and television, insist on the quality and professionalism that only AFM members can deliver.
Members use industry standard AFM approved contracts to clearly define the terms of the engagement. An AFM contract is your guarantee that you will get the music you want at the price, date and time you want it. Once signed, the AFM musician is obligated to honor the contract and so is the
purchaser. It's truly a "win win" situation for everyone!"
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