Public school music program needs chair carts for daily use — GiveOrcas Holiday Campaign 2021

Orcas Island Music Advocacy Group (MAG) is helping to raise money for 4 steel carts to safely stack, move, store and protect the 80 or so music chairs used daily by 5th-12th grade music students for practice and performance in the public school.

These storage carts will keep large stacks of chairs stable, freeing up floor space for students to spread out and practice in small groups. It will be much safer for students and teachers who have to stack and move the chairs around for flexible class configurations.

Students and teachers now carry these chairs to and from the gyms for concerts. The use of carts will speed up concert setup/takedown and protect chairs for years of use.

Give online on GAME DAYS

To donate, go to  Scroll down the list to the red button that says “SCHOOL MUSIC MATTERS” to find MAG’s entry. Every bit helps, starting from $10.

  • Dec 3 from 12:01am–11:59pm: BEN FRANKLIN DAY. Any donor who gives $100 or more to any organization in the Holiday Catalog will be entered in a draw to boost their gift by $1000.
  • Dec 9th from 12:01am—11:59pm: UNIQUE DONOR DAY. The organization with the most number of unique donors in this 24-hr period wins $1000 ($500 for second place and $250 for third place). A unique donor is a single person. Donations must be made online.
  • FLAT person selfie. Take a selfie with the Flat person standee. Post the photo to Facebook with the hashtag #GiveOrcas #OICF. On Dec 13th, the real Flat person will draw a winner for $500 to shop the catalog.

Thank you for including MAG in your holiday gifting!

Since 1997, Orcas Island Music Advocacy Group (MAG) has helped to support our public school music programs.  Founding MAG member Catherine Pederson said, “I just believed that every child should have an opportunity to experience music.”  The music students and MAG appreciate your participation in helping support school music on Orcas Island!