Providence Federation of Musicians

AFM Local 198-457
Chartered: May 24, 1902
Re-chartered: January 1, 1976
Re-chartered: January 1, 1996

172 Longfellow Street
Providence, RI 02907-2621

Phone: (401) – 780 – 6887
Fax: (401) – 780 – 0556


Office Hours:

!!! ALERT !!!



Because of the phased re-opening of Rhode Island during the COVID-19 pandemic, the office of the Providence Federation of Musicians will be closed for regular business. In-person meetings will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To schedule or arrange an in-person meeting, please call the office at (401) – 780 – 6887 and leave a message.  We will try to respond to your call within five (5) business days.  

If you need faster assistance, or if you need to reach any of the officers or Board members of the Local, please send an email, with your contact information, to


AFM 24-Hour Emergency Assistance (MEMBERS ONLY)

Outside of normal office hours, should you experience an emergency, you can call one of the AFM’s 24-hour toll-free hotlines. A representative from the AFM will be happy to assist you.

Within the USA:
AFM Federation Office 1-800-ROADGIG (1-800-762-3444)

Within Canada:
AFM Canadian Office 1-800-INFOFED (1-800-463-6333)

Local 198-457 Officers
Edward J. Plunkett, President
Al DeAndrade, Vice-President

Local 198-457 Executive Board
Carl Hosbond
Yvonne Monnett
Eliot Porter
David Rufino

Local 198-457 Jurisdiction

In Rhode Island:
All of the State of Rhode Island, except the towns of Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Warren and Westerly;
In Massachusetts:
The cities and towns of Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Plainville, and Seekonk; and the village of Chartley (in the town of Norton).