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.
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
Miriam Ziegler, President
Jim Shaffer-Bauck, Vice President
Jan Ehrlichman, Secretary
Doug McTavish, Treasurer
Joyce Burghardt, Founding Director Emeritus
MAG is fortunate to have the counsel of this experienced group of school music supporters.