The Music Advocacy Group (MAG) champions and sustains music education in our public schools, with the support of music lovers on Orcas Island.


  • On Saturday morning, January 27, 22 Orcas High School musicians traveled to Bellingham to compete in the all-day San Juan Music Educators Association (SJMEA) regional solo and ensemble contest. By Sunday night, it was learned that two OIHS students earned top awards.  Read all about it here.
  • A BIG Thank You to all of you who chimed in on MAG’s appeal for a set of Chimes for our School Music program at, the online Holiday Catalog of the Orcas Island Community Foundation.  We raised 88% of our $4000 goal, a generous sum for the season, amid all the other worthy non-profit appeals.  Listen for the music of chimes at a concert soon.  — Learn More about the chimes appeal.

  • Mark your calendar for our 21st Annual MAG Spring Concert on Sunday, March 4 2018 at 3PM at the Old School Gym.  It is an Orcas tradition featuring over 100 community musicians, choral singers, and our student musicians — an island music feast that you must do!

Our signature Spring annual fundraiser is the single largest concert on Orcas island, where over 100 island musicians come together in a show of support for school music that has become an island tradition.

Now, the number of students choosing band and strings is growing tremendously; their performances at competition are winning regional recognition; and a fledging choral group is testing its wings.  To reach greater heights, we need your continuing support for the Orcas Island Public School music program.

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