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
Annette van Dongen, President
Miriam Ziegler, Vice President
Margie Bangs, Secretary
Doug McTavish, Treasurer
MAG is fortunate to have the counsel of this experienced group of school music supporters.
Catherine Pederson, Founding Member Emeritus