Category Archives: Final Notes / In Memoriam

Final Note: Michael Consoldane

Life Member. Guitar
4/24/1945 – 8/30/2017

Michael passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Aug. 30, 2017. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio on April 24, 1945 to Anthony V. Consoldane and Ruth Oberlin. Raised in Warren, Ohio, Michael learned to play the trumpet at an early age and was a member of many high school bands including the Warren Jr. Military Band sponsored by the VFW Post 1090.  Continue reading

Final Note: Maurice Grants

Member. Cello/Bassoon/Contractor
12/7/1960 – 8/21/2017

by Lynn Grants

Born in New York City, Maurice remained a quintessential New Yorker, even after his family relocated to Los Angeles when Maurice was in his early teens. On discovering that his new school didn’t have an orchestra, he organized one, recruiting like-minded friends, and setting up a rehearsal schedule. This expanded to his forming a community orchestra, the Symphony of the Chaparral, in the Sunland-Tujunga foothill communities. He took on conducting duties with the orchestra, as well as setting programming, securing rehearsal and performance space, and acting as personnel manager. Continue reading

In Memoriam: Tom Petty

Photo by Larry Philpot,

Member. Guitar
10/20/1950 – 10/2/2017

AFM Local 47 the world in mourning the loss of music icon and longtime Los Angeles musicians’ union member Tom Petty.

His artistry and talents with the Heartbreakers, the Traveling Wilburys, and Mudcrutch made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time and earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Thank you for the music.

Final Note: Glen Campbell

Life Member. Singer-songwriter/guitar
4/22/1936 – 8/8/2017

Glen Travis Campbell was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor. A Life Member of AFM Local 47, he was best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS television, from January 1969 through June 1972. Continue reading

Final Note: Victor Bruce Glazer

Former Member. Piano
1/28/1947 – 7/3/2017

by Pam Glazer

Victor Bruce Glazer of Delray Beach, FL, died on 7/3/17 at age 70 Born in Philadelphia, PA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Doris Glazer. Vic is survived by his wife, Pam, his beloved and devoted wife of 38 years, his children – Kenny Charles (Tammy) of Englewood, FL, and Nancy (Jason) Downey of Raymond, NH. He is also survived by his devoted sister, Cindi (Jim) East of Chino, CA. Vic had four adored grandchildren, Kayla Charles, Andrew and Caitlyn Downey, and Amber Van Sickle; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by many friends and colleagues in the music industry. Continue reading

In Memoriam: August 2017

Harold (Hershey) Bell
Life Member. Trumpet
11/10/1924 – 7/9/2017
Survived by spouse

William S. Bryson
Life Member. Guitar
11/10/1946 – 4/30/2017
Survived by spouse

Aeros DeAnda Pierce
10/30/1948 – 6/14/2017
Survived by spouse

Joseph ‘Teddy Haynes’ Preciado
Life Member. Guitar
12/31/1923 – 7/8/2017
Survived by spouse & child