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

LATEST NEWS, FALL 2017: New $10,000 matching grant fund drive

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We are excited to announce the Joyce Burghardt Excellence in Music Fund.  MAG’s new fund will focus on providing the next-step learning experiences that match the talent of our students.  Four generous island donors have pledged to match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 in donations from the rest of the community to the Burghardt Fund between now and the end of 2017.  Read more here or donate by clicking the button on the left.




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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