Rock of Orcas to Dive into the Music of the 80s Three choirs start Jan. 26; dance classes forming

— from Grace McCune —

Orcas Island: We Will Rock You! You have been warned.

Rock of Orcas Choir, 2015 for “Across the Universe”

Get your bangles and bandannas on: The creative team of Grace McCune and Jake Perrine, who brought you “Moulin Rouge” and “Across the Universe,” will serve up Orcas Center’s next musical extravaganza: ROCK OF ORCAS performing May 11-13 and 18-20, 2017. This show will dive headlong and pell-mell into the grandiose miasma of 80’s rock. Like the hairstyles of the era, we will “go big” where the cringe-worthy fear to tread! Journey? Foreigner? Queen? Whitesnake? Of course. And that’s just the appetizer.

Participation in Rock of Orcas will consist of its tried-and-true format of “tuition-based fun for all ages.”

Three separate choirs led by the fearless and talented Grace McCune, which will meet on Thursdays starting January 26 in the Madrona Room at Orcas Center:

  • Tween choir: Ages 10-15 – 3:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Kids choir: Ages 5-9 – 4:15-4:45 p.m.
  • Adult Choir: Ages 15 & up – 5:15-7:15 p.m.

To join any of the choirs, send an email to

In addition to the choirs, there will be kid and an adult dance classes led by the fearless and talented Tiffany Loney. More details on the date and time of those classes coming soon.

The singers and dancers will be accompanied by a live rock band with some of our top-notch local players. Sweet, dude.

There are no auditions to participate in either the choirs or dance classes: all skills levels are welcomed. Rehearsals are a fun and supportive environment for all, and will meet weekly. We do not rehearse the weeks of school vacations. In April and May, we will add more regular rehearsals as we get ready for the show.

To register for a class, show up on the day and time of the first rehearsal. The cost is $120 for the Adult or Tween choirs, or $80 for the kid’s choir. Some scholarships will be available – please let us know if you need financial assistance; email

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