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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000526.txt from 2000/04

From: David Renaud <studiorenaud@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Doubling/union rules
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 16:27:38 -0400

In Ottawa, Canada

double= 50%
3rd =25%
4th and each extra = 15% each
% always of base scale.

Cheers
Dave Renaud

Richard Bush wrote:

> One of the big distinctions between amateur pits and professional or
> semi-professional pits is giving doubling fees. Most unions (USA) require 20%
> over base pay for the first double (second instrument). The second double (third
> horn) gives the player 15% more of base pay. All additional doubles pay the
> player 10% per horn. If a woodwind player plays five instruments, they receive
> base plus 20, plus 15, plus 10, plus 10 (base plus 55% of base pay). Bass
> saxophone is usually considered an instrument of cartage, just like the harpist
> or a percussionist who must bring in a ton of stuff.
>
> Those who invest huge fortunes in instruments, learning to play them, getting
> pro set-ups for them (expensive mouthpieces, instrument stands, etc.) and then
> drag them into the pit after having made two or three backbreaking trips to the
> car, DESERVE EVERY RED CENT they can squeeze from the employer. FIGHT FOR IT!
> (Off the soap box) :-)
>
> GrabnerWG@-----.com wrote:
>
> > In a message dated 4/12/00 11:21:07 AM Central Daylight Time,
> > claudia@-----.com writes:
> >
> > << I just finished a run of "Barnum" playing reed V, which
> > consisted of clarinet, bass clarinet, and baritone sax.
> > It's been a long time since I played reed V in a show, and
> > I had forgotten what a pain it is to schlep those large
> > instruments and set them up. Next time I'm going to hold
> > out for reed I or II. >>
> >
> > Claudia....what I have done in those instances is to ask for a cartage
> > fee...It helps take the sting out when you're still in the pit, swabbing out
> > your fourth or fifth instrument, while the violinists are already home having
> > that first beer.
> >
> > Walter
> >
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