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

Don’t miss the 21st Annual Benefit Concert For School Music 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!MAG Invite 2018LATEST NEWS, WINTER 2017: 

  • 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.

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 and their performances at competition are winning regional recognition.  To reach greater heights, we need your continuing support for the Orcas Island Public School music program.

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