Elijah is the only bassoon player in the middle school band and took on the challenge of switching from learning to play the clarinet just this year. Come watch Elijah and fellow musicians from 5th-8th grade Band and Strings in their Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec 6 at 7pm in the High School Gym. All … More November 2018 Music Student of the Month -Elijah Giampietro
Here’s to one hardworking musician! Adairis practices at home and in school and has impressed her teacher Mrs. Pamela Wright with her progress and perseverance. Congratulations Adairis for being recognized as our October 2018 student musician! “It seems like part of my life. I want to keep playing.” says Orcas Middle School Strings violinist Adairis … More October 2018 Music Student of the Month -Adairis Quintero
“Music brings a lot of joy, and playing again at an older age, I appreciate it in a whole new way.” – Orcas High School Band Senior Phaedra Osborn We are always excited to hear of high school students picking up their instrument and giving it another go. After all, playing music is a lifelong … More September 2018 Music Student of the Month – Phaedra Osborn
“You can say things with music that you can’t say in words.” – Orcas Middle School Band student Ellie Wright Congratulations Ellie for being recognized as our March 2018 student musician! We look forward to hearing you play at the upcoming Grades 5-12 Band Concert on May 11, 2018 at the High School Gym. The Music … More March Music Student of the Month – Ellie Wright
“When people play music, it gets their bright side out. Their face lights up. It relaxes everything to play beautiful music!” – Orcas Middle School Strings student, Itiari Villarreal Congratulations Itiari for being our February 2018 student musician! We look forward to hearing you play at the upcoming Grades 1-12 Strings Concert on May 3, 2018 … More February Music Student of the Month – Itiari Villarreal
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!
“Willow is dedicated student, and even joined the H.S. Pep Band and plays with us at every game!” – Band Director Darren Dix Congratulations Willow for being our first student musician to be recognized in 2018! Between Nov 2017 to Feb 2018, many of our string and band student musicians have played and competed in … More January Music Student of the Month – Willow White
This holiday season, your donation to MAG’s appeal in the OICF 2017 Holiday Catalog will help purchase a set of orchestral chimes and other music equipment for the Orcas public school music program. It is a gift that our young percussionists and their fellow student musicians have been hoping for. Donate here. Let’s hear from our … More Chime in for a musical cause in the OICF Holiday Catalog 2017