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Final Note: Tony Terran

Life Member. Trumpet
5/30/1926 – 3/20/2017

by Dave Terran, son

Renowned studio trumpet player Tony Terran, the last surviving member of the I Love Lucy show orchestra, died in Los Angeles at age 90. As a session musician Terran was regarded as one of the most versatile trumpet players in the music business, and had an impact on the Los Angeles music scene for more than four decades as a specialist of many musical styles. He was part of the Wrecking Crew, which was a group of session musicians in Los Angeles that earned wide acclaim in the 1960s. The Wrecking Crew was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame on November 26, 2007. Continue reading

Final Note: Elvin Lloyd Myers

Former Member. Drum Set
10/19/1948 – 3/1/2017

Elvin Lloyd Myers Jr., 68 of La Verne, California, died March 1, 2017. He was born in Texas, the only child of Elvin and Mildred Rogers Myers. He attended Brown Military Academy in San Diego and graduated from Montclair High School. He studied home building and remodeling at Cal Poly Pomona university, and other subjects at Mt. San Antonio College, Yale University, and Citrus College. Elvin Lloyd was a gifted musician, licensed general contractor, beloved dance instructor, great friend to many, beloved family member, and a loving son. Continue reading

Memorial Services for Violet Mae Wilson

Former member. String Bass
12/16/1925 – 3/7/2017

At this time the family of Violet Mae Wilson would like to express their sincere gratitude for all of the love and support, prayers and condolences that they have received.



Saturday, March 18, 2017

VIEWING 12:00 p.m.

SERVICES 1:00 p.m.

Trinity Baptist Church
2040 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018 Continue reading

Statement from AFM Local 47 President John Acosta On White House Proposal to Eliminate the National Endowment of the Arts



“Music brings people together; it touches our hearts and it moves us in ways that are difficult to quantify. The White House’s proposal to completely eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts is misguided and poorly considered. It will have a negligible impact on the federal budget, but it will have a palpable impact on communities across the country.

“On average, every dollar the national endowment awards triggers nine dollars in matching funds from state, local, and charitable contributions, making it one of the most effective federal agencies we have. The programs funded by the NEA help promote arts and music education for underprivileged youth and they help bring programs to communities that can’t always support the arts on their own.

“At the American Federation of Musicians Local 47, we want to ensure that communities across the country continue to benefit from the enrichment and value that art brings into our lives, and we will work to maintain and expand federal funding for the NEA.”

– AFM Local 47 President John Acosta

Learn more about AFM Local 47’s efforts to preserve the National Endowment of the Arts.

Stamp Out Hunger: Making a Difference One Bag at a Time

Letter Carriers Union hosts 25th annual Food Drive on Saturday, May 13

Millions of Americans live from one day to the next uncertain where their next meal will come from. This sad statistic reinforces the importance of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual national Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, held the second Saturday of each May. This year’s event will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017. Continue reading

Healthcare: As ACA faces repeal, California shows there is a better way

As the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) transpires, California is ready to show another path is possible. The Californians for a Healthy California Act, SB 562 (Lara & Atkins), allows us to go on offense by guaranteeing healthcare to all in California.

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