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Flagler Youth Orchestra’s Enrollment Approaches 400 as 10th Anniversary Season Begins

| September 15, 2014

The Flagler Youth Orchestra drew a record number of students as it began its 10th season today with bi-weekly classes at Indian Trails Middle School, a testament to the school district’s sustained support of its broadest, most successful afterschool arts program.

Flagler Celebrating 2nd Annual Arts in Education Week From Stage to Frames to Slams

| September 15, 2014

More than a dozen arts and culture events put the focus this week on arts in education in Flagler and Palm Coast, including theater, art shows, a poetry slam and a costume gala.

Flagler Youth Orchestra: Open House and Enrollment for 10th Season at Indian Trails

| September 8, 2014

The Flagler Youth Orchestra, in partnership with the Flagler County School District, is launching the tenth season of its strings program. An open house and information session is taking place this evening, Sept. 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria. The school is on Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast.

Chamber Players of Palm Coast and Flagler Youth Orchestra in Concert Sunday

| March 12, 2014

The Chamber Players of Palm Coast are in concert at Palm Coast United Methodist Church Sunday, March 16, at 4 p.m., with a special appearance by the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s Harmony Chamber ensemble, the youth orchestra’s most advanced group.

Flagler Youth Orchestra’s 300 Musicians Take Concert Stage Wednesday at Flagler Auditorium

| December 9, 2013

The Flagler Youth Orchestra performs its first concert of the 2013-14 season on Wednesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium in Palm Coast. Conductor Sue Cryan and fellow teachers of the FYO will lead five orchestras with more than 300 string musicians.

Back From Budget Brink, Flagler Youth Orchestra Begins 9th Year on New and Record Note

| September 9, 2013

The Flagler Youth Orchestra is back for its ninth year with a new artistic director–and what appears to be another record-setting enrollment–three months after the school board had considered eliminating the program altogether.

Flagler Youth Orchestra’s 280 Musicians Take The Auditorium in Year-End Concert

| May 6, 2013

The Flagler Youth Orchestra’s “Take a Bow” concert at the Flagler Auditorium Monday at 7 p.m. will feature all 280 musicians in different orchestras in the culmination of a year’s–and for many, several years’–work.

Many of Flagler’s Arts Groups Begin to Look Beyond Egos to a Cooperative Alliance

| April 16, 2013

An emerging arts alliance for Palm Coast and Flagler County would capitalize on the economic benefits of an arts scene with more coordinated projects and strategy, led by the tourism council’s conciliating voice of Georgia Turner. Obstacles remain, however.

Flagler’s Taste of the Arts Festival Captions Mix of Unity and Rivalries Between Organizations

| March 9, 2013

The Palm Coast Arts Foundation, the Flagler County Art League, the Flagler Playhouse, and Flagler Youth Orchestra open their second Taste of the Arts festival today, but county arts organizations have a way to go before calling themselves truly, communally unified.

Strings on Speed: Bowfire Brings Its Holiday Blaze to the Flagler Auditorium

| November 26, 2012

Thursday, Bowfire returns to the Flagler Auditorium, this time with its new Holiday Heart Strings show, giving Christmas favorites the Celtic, Blue Grass, Rock, Texas Swing, Gypsy and Klezmer treatment.

For the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s 8th Season, 200 Students Join Before Recruiting Begins

| September 6, 2012

A Flagler Youth Orchestra trio is visiting five Flagler County schools Thursday and Friday in the FYO’s annual recruiting tour, but a record number of students have already signed up for the increasingly popular program ahead of its open house on Sept. 12.

“An Evening With…” Saturday At City Repertory Theatre: The Manic, the Jazzy and the Stately

| May 17, 2012

Manic comic Jonathan Haglund, the Island Duet (Caren and Paul Umbarger) and the Flagler Youth Strings Quartet are combining for “An Evening With…” Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the City Repertory Theatre at Hollingsworth Gallery in palm Coast. It’s the CRT’s last event of the season.

Remembrances of Jonathan May’s Past: Flagler Youth Orchestra Tours in Founder’s Memory

| April 29, 2012

The Flagler Youth Orchestra on Saturday performed at three of Palm Coast’s assisted and independent living facilities in memory of Jonathan May, its founder and music director, who died in 2010.

Bob Graham, the First Lady and Umbarger: Honoring Florida’s Book Award Winners

| April 7, 2012

Caren Umbarger, artistic director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra, was among the authors honored by First Lady Ann Scott at a Governor’s mansion luncheon recognizing the winners of the Florida Book Awards. Umbarger recounts the experience.

Flagler Youth Orchestra Leader Umbarger Wins Florida Book Award for 1st Novel

| February 5, 2012

Caren Umbarger, the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s artistic director, won a bronze medal for “Coming To,” her first novel, about a woman struggling for liberation from an imperious husband in Depression-era Iowa.

The Flagler Youth Orchestra in Concert Tonight at Palm Coast Methodist Church’s Festival

| January 14, 2012

The annual youth festival features the 25-piece Harmony Chamber Orchestra, the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s top ensemble, in a free concert under the direction of Caren Umbarger, at 7 p.m. You can Tivo Tebow’s first three throws.

Strings, Arts Openings, Christmas Parade and More Uniform Follies: This Week in Flagler

| December 4, 2011

A busy week of fun and follies all around. The fun: the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s Christmas concert, Palm Coast’s Christmas parade and new arts show openings. The follies: Another uniform forum, and the Florida House releases its redistricting maps.

Coming To: A Woman Re-Imagined
And the Making of a First Novel

| October 15, 2011

Caren Umbarger, the artistic director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra, describes how she came to write Coming To, her first novel, which would resonate with “anyone who has struggled out of oppression to make a better life for themselves.”

Flagler Youth Orchestra, County’s Largest Arts Program, Launches 7th Season Open House

| September 6, 2011

Parents and students are invited to the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s open house Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria, at 5 p.m., to join the orchestra. All skill levels welcome, from 3rd grade and up.

Brahms, Folk and Zeppelin as Youth Orchestra Bows in Season Finale at Flagler Auditorium

| May 4, 2011

The concert, at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, features some 250 musicians and five orchestras, showcasing students’ various skills. The concert includes a symphonic collaboration with members of the FPC band.

Memory for Cause: Flagler Youth Orchestra In Concert For Founder and The Sheltering Tree

| February 26, 2011

Members of the Flagler Youth Orchestra and Caren and Paul Umbarger’s Island Duet will perform Sunday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. at Bunnell’s Methodist Church in memory of Jobnathan May and to benefit the Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s cold-weather shelter.

Memories of River City: “The Music Man” Then and Now

| February 13, 2011

Caren Umbarger, artistic director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra, grew up in Mason City, the real setting for “The Music Man”‘s River City, and both her grandfather knew Meredith Willson, the musical’s author, personally. She recalls her youth–and previews the show.

Youth Orchestra’s “Gift of Music” Concert Kicks Off Auditorium’s Holiday Extravaganza Tonight

| December 8, 2010

Close to 300 students in the Flagler Youth Orchestra take to the stage at the Flagler Auditorium for their 16th major concert in six years, their second under the direction of Caren Umbarger.

Music, Dance, Art: Auditorium’s 5-Day Holiday Extravaganza Will Boost Art in Education

| December 2, 2010

With arts funding in free fall in Florida, the Flagler Auditorium’s series of concerts, performances, art showings and auctions Dec. 8-12, half of them free, will raise money to help art programs in Flagler schools.

Launching 6th Season, Flagler Youth Orchestra Calls on All Students 3rd Grade and Up

| September 6, 2010

The Flagler Youth Orchestra begins its sixth season, with an open house at the Indian Trails Middle School cafeteria at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Students 3rd grade and up are welcome.

Youth Orchestra’s 200 Take a Bow in Year’s Final Concert

| May 26, 2010

The Flagler Youth Orchestra’s musicians, under the new direction of Caren Umbarger, dedicate the final concert to Superintendent Bill Delbrugge.

A Musical Journey in the Key of Kindness

| May 16, 2010

Caren Umbarger, who replaces Jonathan May as the new artistic director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra, relates her musical origins and philosophy.

Caren Umbarger Named Flagler Youth Orchestra’s Artistic Director

| May 16, 2010

Caren Umbarger studied with Jonathan May and brings more than a quarter century of eclectic experience in teaching and performing music.

Photo Gallery: The Flagler Youth Orchestra From May to Umbarger

| May 16, 2010

Images spanning performances and rehearsals of the Flagler Youth Orchestra from Jonathan May to Caren Umbarger, 2009-2010.

Brett Copeland Star Spangles at School Board

| April 20, 2010

Brett Copeland, a senior at Matanzas High School, switched from violin to voice to sing the national anthem at a school board meeting.

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