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


The reduced scope of the 2017 School Construction Bond has relegated the Multi-purpose/Music Room to the ‘Alternate’ category, in a re-prioritized list of projects for a new bid package.  There is a serious possibility that the Multi-purpose/Music Room may be dropped.  The School Board will open new bids for the revised scope of the 2017 Bond Construction project on Tuesday, December 18, at 2pm in the school cafeteria. On the same day, the final decision on the scope of the construction will be made at the Tuesday School Board meeting at 5pm in the school library.  Both events are open to the public and we urge interested school music supporters to attend. Read More.. 

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We are excited for a new year of school music that is enriching, and inspiring, for all our kids, from kindergarten through high school. Yay for you, yes YOU!!!  In 2017-18, donors like you helped MAG to provide over $19,000 in contributions, including: (Read more)

  • Annual contribution of $8,000 for general Music Department needs that helped fund the Seattle Symphony trip.
  • A new string bass, a stool, and storage rack for cellos
  • A set of orchestral chimes
  • 6 Chromebook laptops and the SmartMusic software program that facilitates practice excellence.
  • Registration fees for students to attend several invitational music proficiency programs

Let’s make it another great year for our student musicians!

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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