Resignations At Gympie Music Muster Causes Concern About Future

gympie music muster--ts-2013-05-09T23-13-40_306-05-00.jpg

The future of the Gympie Music Muster is cloudy following the resignation of staff members including Executive Director David Gibson and Festival Director Melinda Wells. In a statement from Mrs Wells, she says that the decision is borne of irreconcilable differences over the festival's future direction.

"We are united in that belief as the working office team and paid staff of the Muster. The three of us as current employees could not see ourselves in these roles making the Muster successful this year with the current board." Mrs Wells said.

When speaking about the current situation, other resigning staff memeber Janell Cox said in a statement, "It has become clear over the past few weeks that due to circumstances beyond our control the actions of the board now mean that there is no longer an alignment in direction between the Muster staff and theboard, therefore we all believe that it is in the best interests of the Muster that we resign to provide adequate time to recruit new staff to deliver an event that aligns with the vision of the board." 

Gympie Music Muster chairman Tony Nolan says volunteers, including him, have some hard work aheaad but the event will stay on course. 

"From the board's perspective, we found out last week, on Wednesday or Thursday that two staff had tendered their resignations to (executive director) David (Gibson) and then he subsequently tendered his." said Mr Nolan.

"The Muster has lost all its paid staff, but retains its volunteer board and our army of volunteers who put the Muster on each year."

The festival is scheduled to take place from August 24-27 this year at this stage no artists have been signed to appear. 

Source: Gympie Times & Channel 7 News Sunshine Coast

Share Your Thoughts

Name(*)
Invalid Input

Phone No.
Invalid Input

Email(*)
Invalid Input

Subject(*)
Invalid Input

Say It(*)
Invalid Input

Are You Real?(*)
Are You Real?
RefreshInvalid Input

You may also like...

KIX POLL: What is the Best Dixie Chicks song?

KIX POLL: What is the Best Dixie Chicks song?

We've had a Kix Poll asking what you think the best songs are from Kip Moore and Little Big Town, now it's time for the main headline...

Tamworth Council Purchases Festival Assets from Fairfax

Tamworth Council Purchases Festival Assets from Fairfax

In a strategic move to enhance its marketing of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Tamworth Regional Council has reached an agreement with Fairfax...

Michael Ray to Appear On 'Nashville'

Michael Ray to Appear On 'Nashville'

It seems that Charles Esten isn't going to be the only performer at CMC Rocks Qld who has appeared on the TV series 'Nashville'. Recently, ...

New Music from Caitlyn Shadbolt - 'My Breakup Anthem'

New Music from Caitlyn Shadbolt - 'My Breakup Anthem'

After almost two years since the release of her successful self-titled EP, Caitlyn Shadbolt has worked hard to create a new album that...


Tags: Gympie Music Muster, Resignations