The Hamilton Musician's Guild (part of the American Federation of Musicians) regularly awards Life Memberships and 25 year pins to its talented members. This helps showcase the tremendous artistry we have in the area.
During their October 2014 general meeting, Jon Peterson, Michael Maguire, and Jean-Norman Iadeluca (Hamilton Philharmonic) received Life Memberships. Also, 25 year pins were handed out to Ralph Lefevre, Ernest Porthouse, John Gora and Greg Smith (Groove Corporation).
Links: John Gora, Video above courtesy of FatherNorb
Earlier this year, there was another meeting where Life Memberships went to Mikhail Brat (Hamilton Philharmonic), Peter Marino, Russ Weil (Hamilton All-Star Jazz Band), Frank Chiarelli (aka Frank Rondell), Brent Malseed (Retro Party Groove), the late Bob Almas, and Peter Rihbany. Carter Lancaster received a 25 year pin as well.
Links: Frank Rondell, More Ray Charles Covers/Stories, Video above courtesy of Pompey68UK
Blast from the Past: April 2014 Honourees
Links: The Hamilton Musician's Guild, More Guild Stories
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