Archive for November, 2005


Thursday, November 3rd, 2005


This bulletin is a long read, but we hope you’ll take the time to read it. It is VERY informative.

In this edition
I. Update on the 2004-2005 Scholarship situation
II. The Grokster decision
III. A Reply concerning Local 47’s October NON-meeting
IV. Resolution of the Rachmaninoff Competition situation.

We hope you’re all having a great and profitable Holiday season. There’s much to cover this time around, so without further delay:

I.) LOCAL 47 member Charles Fernandez has sent us an update concerning the 2004-2005 Scholarship awarded to the son of Vice-President Vince Trombetta when notice wasn’t sent to the membership.

Here is his update:


Fellow Local 47 members,

Recently the Committee forwarded a letter I sent to the Overture to this list. To summarize briefly, in the July 2004 Overture there was a picture of Nicolas Trombetta receiving a $2,000 (two thousand dollar) check for the 2004-2005 Music Fund Scholarship. The problem was, through a truly innocent mistake by the Overture staff, the notice of the scholarship’s availability was never published. The questions naturally arose, “How did VP Trombetta’s son know about it,.. and how can the scholarship be awarded when the general membership is not informed?