How much does it cost to join?

For a little more than $20 a month, Local 257 members have access to the resources and support of the AFM. Dues for 2022 are $281. and we ask for an additional $5 voluntary donation that is split between our Local 257 Emergency Relief Fund and the AFM's Tempo program, which funds our bi-partisan legislative efforts in Washington D.C. Our AFM legislative team was instrumental in creating and passing the Musical Instrument Carry-on bill in 2012, and is now deeply involved in completing the process by helping to facilitate the writing of the guidelines so the law can be fully implemented. For new members, there is an additional one-time initiation fee of $165.