MAG’s $10,000 Challenge Grant Will Provide New Opportunities for Students

The Music Advocacy Group (MAG) is pleased to announce the formation of the Joyce Burghardt Excellence in Music Fund honoring recently-retired and founding MAG Board member Joyce Burghardt. MAG’s new fund will focus on helping Orcas Island public school music students develop their music skills to the highest level. Four generous island donors have pledged … More MAG’s $10,000 Challenge Grant Will Provide New Opportunities for Students

From $10,000 seed fund to $10,000 for school music this year

What has truly mattered is the partnership with school teachers, administrators, the school board and the Orcas music community, with MAG as the conduit for their shared conviction in school music. Keeping music education in public school classrooms in today’s school budget climate is as challenging today as it was 20 years ago.  That the … More From $10,000 seed fund to $10,000 for school music this year

Time to Complete the Second Half of the School Music Building Plan

Thanks to a 2012 bond, the Orcas Island School District completed the first half of construction needed to house the school music program. Our beautiful new band room provides space for Elementary, Middle and High School band classes taught by Darren Dix. The second half of the planned music building construction – an adjoining structure estimated to … More Time to Complete the Second Half of the School Music Building Plan