Three graduating seniors at Orcas Island High School have each embarked on a musically-focused senior project as their way to give back to the music-loving Orcas community that has supported their musical development while at the public school. Dishwashing to opera music Luke Pietsch was first introduced to opera fortuitously, while working as a dishwasher … More Senior Student Projects That Are Giving Back Through Music
— from Miriam Ziegler, President, Music Advocacy Group – On Sunday March 4, the Orcas community enjoyed a real musical treat, the 21st Annual Music Advocacy Group Benefit Concert. The School’s Old Gym was filled to capacity. An audience member commented, “This MAG Concert is my favorite concert of the year, and I attend a … More Orcas Community Once Again Demonstrates Strong Support for School Music
This Sunday, March 4, a grand Orcas Island music tradition returns with fresh notes to welcome Spring. More than 100 members of our community music groups and school music ensembles will perform at the 21st annual benefit concert for school music hosted by the Music Advocacy Group (MAG) in the Old School Gym at 3pm. … More 100 Musicians! 1 Great Cause!
“I like how music can show emotion, and how you can move while playing.” -Ashling Gordon, Orcas Island Strings musician Congratulations Ashling for being recognized in December 2017, and to all our student musicians in 2017. We look forward to hearing more about your musical journeys in 2018! The Music Student of the Month series … More December Music Student of the Month – Ashling Gordon
Here comes Dante Ljubic! He’s a fifth grader with a fantastic attitude. Catch him and the 5th-8th grade band and strings musicians at the public school’s Winter Holiday Concert this Thursday Dec 7th, 7pm in the High School Gym. … More November Music Student of the Month – Dante Ljubic
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