Have you thought about bringing your passion and expertise to the Deep Roots Music Cooperative Board of Directors? Maybe you just need some detail to spark your interest?
Click here to go to the “DRMC Inquiry to Join Board” for an overview of Director responsibilities. If you are interested in pursuing the matter further, please fill out the questions that are also part of the form and send the completed form back to us. Call or email if more information is needed or if you have any other questions. We are always keen to hear from people wanting to jump in and join us.
The Deep Roots Music Coop Strategic Plan for 2015-2018 has been finalized and is now available for review. The intention behind this document is to provide you, the reader, with a good overview and some insight into DRMC’s foundations as an organization. The format of the plan includes a summary, followed by discussion of newly formed operational goals.
The DRMC Board undertakes strategic analysis and discussion on a regular basis, both formal and informal, and we want to emphasize that this document is NOT static. Our strategic plan is never static or fixed. The Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles are expected to remain generally as stated in this present Strategic Plan, but the details outlined in goals, measurements, and methodologies are subject to change as new circumstances emerge.
We sincerely hope that people will spend some time getting to know us via this document and then feel inspired to plug in somewhere as the Deep Roots Music Cooperative continues to develop and grow in exciting and dynamic ways.
And we are always keen to get any kind of feedback that anyone wants to offer. We are, after all, a dynamic organization thanks to volunteers and input they provide in various ways.
Click here to go to the DRMC Strategic Plan 2015-2018
The Deep Roots Music Cooperative Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Jan. 25, 2015, starting at 1:30pm, at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market.
The meeting will be followed by a pizza party, with the pizza and drinks being provided by the Cooperative. Pot luck desserts would be appreciated.
If you play an instrument, please bring it along to jam after the meeting,
All friends of Deep Roots are invited to attend, and we look forward to seeing you.
Be a Star this Christmas
Give a Deep Roots Music Festival Pass
Peter Mowat, Board Chair, and Lisa Hammett Vaughan, Festival Committee Chair
As part of the Nova Scotia Music & Industry Awards Brunch at the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre, in Truro, on Sunday, November 9th, forty-nine awards were handed out. The Deep Roots Music Cooperative was honoured to be the recipient of the Community Presenter of the Year Award. Pictured accepting the award are Peter Mowat, Board Chair, and Lisa Hammett Vaughan, Festival Committee Chair.
What a spectacular Deep Roots Festival weekend this year. And where to begin with so many measures of success?
The energy: Wolfville was vibrant and incredibly alive all weekend. The weather was fantastic, and the streets were full of new and familiar faces. Attending or participating in Deep Roots wasn’t even a requirement to feel the excitement and energy that Festival was bringing to our part of the Valley!
Donations: Over $1,000 was raised for the food bank at the Rise up Singing Show on Sunday morning, plus a whole carload of food. More than double the amount in cash and food compared to last year! Also, almost $300 was raised for Stanfest through the donation towers we had set up! A big thank you to all who donated in any way.
Programming: Feedback on programming was very positive. People liked the diversity of musicians on stage and we had several sold out shows. Workshops were well received, and the Fresh Beats Parade reported the largest attendance ever!
Ticket sales and audience: Festival pass sales were the highest since Deep Roots Festival began (11 years and counting). Not only were shows sold out, 90% of tickets overall were sold. Ticket revenue was about $10,000 more than anticipated and that is just so darn exciting!
All the free events/workshops were well attended. Survey feedback indicates we had visitors from almost every province in Canada, from numerous states in the US, and from Europe. How fantastic is that!
This year’s Festival involved some substantive changes: the food venue was moved to the curling rink, the Festival Club was expanded, some ticket prices were lowered, and the Sunday afternoon concert was “beefed up.” All these changes went smoothly and we think helped in creating one of our most successful festivals to date. Thanks again to one and all …
Two Dimensions of Music: Images from the Deep Roots Photo Team
Bruce Dienes, Steven Kennard, Colin DeWolfe
Jack’s Gallery: 450 Main St., Wolfville, NS
September 7th to 28th, 2014
The annual Deep Roots Music Festival could not happen without the support of our many sponsors. We cannot express our gratitude too often and we encourage people to support the many businesses who continue to believe in and help make our festival possible.
The logos of Partners, Patrons, Builders, and Grant providers, with live links to their sites, are here on our website – please take some time to check them out. We also want to acknowledge our Contributors and Friends.
Big thanks going out to all of you!
The Valley Arts Award is presented each year at the Deep Roots Music Festival to honour someone who lives (or has lived) in this area, and has made significant long-term contributions to the Arts in the Annapolis Valley.
We are happy to announce that Darrin Harvey is this year’s Valley Arts Award recipient. Click here to read all about Darrin’s ongoing involvement and contributions to the arts.
Our 2014 Deep Roots Music Festival Program booklet in now available for download in PDF format.