About MAG

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Our Vision

The Music Advocacy Group envisions a Music Program at Orcas Island Public Schools characterized by standards of excellence that enhance the students’ intellectual development and creativity, while providing them with a lifelong means of personal expression and music appreciation.  We envision a school music program that is an integral part of each student’s educational experience at all grade levels, with instrumental and choral components, that engages the public imagination and is a source of community pride.

Our Mission

The Music Advocacy Group’s Mission is to

  • Support and Enhance the Music Program of Orcas Island Public Schools
  • Advocate for the Music Program of Orcas Island Public Schools by engaging with those who make or influence decisions
  • Raise community awareness of the Music Program of Orcas Island Public Schools
  • Proactively fund the Music Program of Orcas Island Public Schools to assure its long-term sustainability

 

Board Members

Miriam Ziegler, President

Jim Shaffer-Bauck, Vice President

Jan Ehrlichman, Secretary

Doug McTavish, Treasurer

Catherine Pederson

Ian Lister

George Eberle

Sharon Ho

Brian Moss

Joyce Burghardt, Founding Director Emeritus

 

Advisors

MAG is fortunate to have the counsel of this experienced group of school music supporters.

Steve Alboucq 

Ann Brewer 

Martha Farish

Pat Hunt

Victoria Parker    

Barbara Skotte    

Linda Slone    

Karen Speck 

Ken Speck   

Chris Waage   

Ed Wilson   

Kristen Wilson