COVID-19 Safety Rules for Attendance at In-Person Meetings

The AFM Local 47 Executive Board hereby adopts the following COVID-19 Safety Rules for attending in-person Membership Meetings:

1) Masks. All persons in attendance shall wear a well-fitting N95 or KN95 mask that covers both their nose and mouth at all times while they are in the meeting that they are not actively eating or drinking. The mask shall be replaced and kept in place between bites or sips. Persons who do not comply with this rule may be expelled from the meeting. A mask will be provided for persons who do not have one.

2) Vaccination or Recent Negative Test. As a requirement for entry into the meeting, all persons must either:

A: Present proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including a booster shot for those eligible), or

B: Present proof of a recent negative test for COVID-19. 

A recent negative test for COVID-19 means either a negative result from a PCR test taken within the 72 hours previous to the day of the meeting (for example, for a meeting held on a Monday, the PCR test must have been taken on the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday immediately prior to that Monday), or a negative result from a rapid test performed within the 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting. AFM Local 47 will not provide COVID-19 testing, and there shall be no testing performed at the meeting location. Proof of the recent negative test for COVID-19 shall consist of an emailed negative result from the test provider in the case of a PCR test, or a time-stamped photograph of the negative result in the case of a rapid test.

3) Social Distancing. Persons attending the meeting are encouraged to maintain a distance of six feet from other persons in the meeting to the extent practical.

Final Note: Roger Larocque

Life Member. Drum Set
2/8/1953 – 10/31/2021                                                                                                                                       
by Peter Andrews

Roger Larocque, drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, engineer and producer extraordinaire, passed away on October 31, 2021 of complications resulting from a long battle with diabetes. Continue reading

January 2022 Overture Online: Happy New Year!

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Inside This Issue: 

‘West Side Story’ 2021

A New Take on a Modern Classic

Member Spotlight: Joni Mitchell

Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Receives Kennedy Center Honors

Save the Date: Monday, Jan. 24

Join us for our Next General Membership Meeting, Special Election to Fill Vacancy for Vice President, and Musicians’ Club Annual Meeting

and more!

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General Membership Meeting & Musicians’ Club of L.A. Annual Meeting: Jan. 24, 2022


This meeting will take place in-person at the following location:
Luther Burbank Middle School Auditorium
3700 Jeffries Ave. Burbank CA 91505

Masks required per LA County Public Health Department

On the Agenda (subject to change):
– Presentation of 50 Year Pins
– Special Election to Fill Vacancy for Vice President
– Officer Reports
– Old and New Business

Open to all AFM Local 47 members in good standing.

Please review our meeting policies here.

Note: RSVP is encouraged, but not required, to attend the meeting. Your RSVP will assist us in preparing the meeting room setup.



Immediately following Membership Meeting

All members of AFM Local 47 are members of the Musicians’ Club of Los Angeles. Nine (9) members are needed to constitute a quorum for regular or special meetings of the Musicians’ Club.

Bylaws of AFM Local 47 and the Musicians’ Club of Los Angeles may be viewed in the members section of our website. Print copies are available by request from the Secretary’s Office: 323.993.3159

December 2021 Overture Online: A Season of Miracles

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Inside This Issue: 

A Season of Miracles

This holiday season we reflect upon more than a year and a half of unprecedented challenges, and a newfound hope

Next General Membership Meeting

Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m. – Special Election to Fill Vacancy for Vice President, Musicians’ Club of L.A. Annual Meeting

Congratulations 2022 GRAMMY Nominees!

Check out our list and musical playlist of this year’s AFM 47-made GRAMMY noms

and more!

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2022 GRAMMY Awards

Congratulations 2022 GRAMMY nominees! AFM Local 47 musicians can be heard on many of the hottest hits of the year. Listen to our #AFM47 2022 Grammys Playlist while you review our list of #AFM47 64th Grammy honorees below.

*UPDATE FROM THE RECORDING ACADEMY 1/5/2021: “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy® and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Show.  The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority.  Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks.  We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night® on a future date, which will be announced soon.”  *

The Recording Academy will present the 2022 GRAMMY Awards on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, on the CBS Television Network, and stream live and on demand on Paramount+ from 5-8:30 p.m. PT. Prior to the telecast, the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT and will be streamed live on and the Recording Academy’s YouTube channel.

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Vice President Announces Resignation; Interim VP to Take Office

AFM Local 47 Vice President Rick Baptist has submitted his resignation to the Executive Board, effective November 26, 2021. We thank Rick for his many years of service, and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Per the Local 47 bylaws, the Executive Board has selected an Interim Vice President to serve until a special election to fill the vacancy takes place at our next General Membership Meeting on January 24, 2022. We welcome Trustee Bonnie Janofsky, who has served on the Executive Board for 19 years, and thank her for stepping up at this time to serve AFM Local 47 and the membership in this new capacity.