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Orcas music students further their reputation

High School Strings violinists competing at Western Washington University. - Kristen Wilson/ Contributed photo
  • Apr 16, 2014 at 8:00AM

One of the premier high school string ensembles in Northwest Washington is right here on Orcas Island. They proved it first in January when they were awarded the top place among all large string ensembles performing at the San Juan Music Educators Association Solo/Ensemble Contest in Bellingham.


Community Events, April 2014

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Cider and Mead Fest shaping up

  • Apr 10, 2014 at 3:49PM

Final preparations are being made for the fourth annual Cider and Mead Festival on Orcas Island.

An evening at the Moulin Rouge

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 8:00AM

Save the date for “An Evening at the Moulin Rouge,” a benefit concert for Orcas Center.

High School strings previewed concert

  • Apr 7, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Orcas High School Strings played at the noon gathering of The Music Performance Group on March 25 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Art show opening

  • Apr 4, 2014 at 1:46PM

Paint meets glass meets poetry and sound in a collaborative multimedia exhibition at Orcas Center this April called “Nature Unbalanced.”


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