American Federation of Musicians, Local 174-496, New Orleans


Proudly Presents  


Musician's Corner
An Online Showcase of Our Members
Vol. 1  No. 9                                                            September 2014
Debbie Fagnano

Welcome to our monthly Musician's Corner!


Ever wonder WHO performs the calliope music wafting

from the Steamboat Natchez on the Mississippi River in

the New Orleans French Quarter?

She is our featured union musician for September,


 a.k.a. "Ms. Calliope"

We hope you enjoy our local legendary talents!  

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DEBBIE FAGNANO             Member Since 1988
Debbie Fagnano Calliope BIO: Calliope player, music
teacher, choir director, organist AND Al Hirt's piano
player, DEBBIE FAGNANO is celebrating her 25th anniversary this year as the Calliope player on the Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans! Read More...
FACEBOOK: Debbie's FB Page                                     
"To follow in my Dad's footsteps, of course! He and my uncles performed together for years and I wanted to be just like them! It was a rite of passage for me into the professional world of music."



Choir Conductor and organist for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

Members, YOU can be featured, too!
1. You must be a member in  
    good standing in Local 174-496
    (dues are up-to-date).


2. Email to this office:

  • a quality photo (we can adjust the  size)  2-3 photos are best
  • a short bio (if your bio is long, we can create a link to it)
  •  your best YouTube link 
  •  a website link (Face Book, Twitter, etc. are also good)
  •  the reason why you are in the union   

(If you do not have all of the above information, don't worry!

We can work with you to create a feature for YOU)     


Email this information to

or call us if you have questions: 504-947-1700


$$$$$     Musicians!      $$$$$


Supplement your income on festival or outdoor gigs you

 already have booked or will have through the end of 2014!


Apply for the Music Ambassador Project



  American Federation of Musicians 

  Local 174-496, New Orleans

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New Orleans, LA 70119

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