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

For the month of March, Music Advocacy Group is collaborating with the school district, the Orcas Library and Darvill’s bookstore to mark Music In Our Schools Month®, with the goal of raising awareness of the importance of music education in our schools for all students.

There will be displays of recommended children’s books, a recognition of Music Students of the Month from March 2022 to February 2023 in Darvill’s storefront and in the public school, and a lucky draw contest for K-12 students in the public school library with exciting gift card prizes.  

There will be musical trips and in school music performances too! Read more…


Sit back and enjoy the concert on Vimeo at this link:

Presenting “A Day in the Life of School Music” For over two decades, MAG has presented a ‘live’ Spring Concert, showcasing student musicians and celebrating music on Orcas Island. For Spring 2022, Orcas Island School District Strings Director, Pamela Wright, and Band Director, Darren Dix, with their students, give you a peek into the progression of music learning and development at school along with a couple of surprise appearances. Click on the screen above, sit back and enjoy!

Catch a school music concert ‘live’ or watch the ‘livestream’ on Facebook ‘Music Advocacy Group of Orcas Island’. Save the dates! (Updated Nov 30, 2022)

By partnering with the school and community, we can support a quality music program for all students. Volunteer, or donate online or via check to ‘MAG’ at P.O. Box 1171, Eastsound, WA 98245.  MAG is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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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