Reminder: the Kispiox Valley Music Festival Society will hold a general meeting at 2 pm on Sunday, February 8 at The Meeting Place in New Hazelton. Important positions are still to be filled. New members welcome.
Sending out a big “Thank you!” to everyone who came out to the Kispiox Valley Music Festival Society meeting this afternoon. We ARE going to have a music festival in 2015!
Special thanks to Aaron Henderson who stepped up to take on the job of Artistic Director (previously called Performers Coordinator) and to Todd Stockner for agreeing to be Aaron’s mentor/coach this year.
Also to Samantha Briggs for accepting the position of Secretary and Bruce Chandler for agreeing to be on the Board of Directors.
I was preparing myself to accept the possibility that we might not do it this year, as I’m sure were others. I’m so happy that we’re going ahead!
The Kispiox Valley Music Society met this afternoon. This meeting was advertised as urgent. The word “urgent” was not hyperbole. Despite that, only nine members showed up. For a quorum, we require ten members. However, we were able to get a tenth person into the meeting via speaker phone.
This difficulty in achieving a quorum at such a meeting can, I think, be taken as an indication of the level of support in the community for our event. At this time, we do not know that there will be a Kispiox Valley Music Festival in 2015. The consensus at this afternoon’s meeting was that taking one year off would not be completely unacceptable.
Our next meeting will be at 2 pm on January 11, 2015, at The Meeting Place in New Hazelton. It is expected that it is at that meeting that it will be decided whether or not the festival as we have known it will happen in 2015.
Our next meeting is on November 30 at 2 pm at The Meeting Place in New Hazelton, 3226 Bowser Street.
Yeah, I know that’s Grey Cup Sunday. So it goes.
At this time, the society does not have a president, vice president, or secretary. We have a treasurer plus two board members. Our constitution calls for those executives plus three or five board members.
Our treasurer is Jennifer Shearer. Our two board members are Steve Little and Brad Reddekopp.
We do not have a performers committee. Most years, at this time, the performers committee is already formed and is selecting headliners.
If — it really is an “if”! If we are to put on a music festival in 2015, we need people to step forward and commit to making it happen.
Our next general meeting is at 2 pm on Sunday, November 30, at The Meeting Place, 3226 Bowser Street, in New Hazelton. This is a general meeting of the Kispiox Valley Music Festival Society. Community participation at this meeting is essential if there is to be a Kispiox Valley Music Festival in 2015.
At this time, we do not have the necessary people in place to make another festival happen. We do not have a performer’s committee and we have empty spaces on the executive and the board. Since our first music festival two decades ago, we have not missed a year. If that is to continue, we need some fresh faces. It is simply not possible for the same people to continue to pour their energy into this festival every single year.
So, please, if you want this festival to happen, come out and get involved.
The annual general meeting of the Kispiox Valley Music Festival Society will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, November 9 at the Kispiox Valley Community Grounds. There will be elections for the executive and board. New members are needed!
Come out and help make 2015 a great festival year!
We are saddened today to hear of the passing of Vernon Stephens, the renowned Gitxsan artist who created our festival’s first and permanent logo. We offer heartfelt condolences to his loved ones. We know he will be deeply missed.
Our post-festival wrap-up meeting will take place at 2 pm on Sunday, August 10 at the festival grounds. Come on out and join the discussion about how this year’s festival turned out.
A couple of guitar stands were left behind, back stage on River Stage, after the Kispiox Valley Music Festival. We’d like to reunited them with their people.
Our 20th annual festival is done and, by all accounts, it was a success. We’re not quite done yet: Monday is the big clean-up day. We’d really appreciate anyone who can come out to help put things away and make sure the grounds look great.
(I’ll try to persuade the President, Vice President, or Conductor or someone to write a better concluding blurb for the web site.)