The Arts are alive and well in Flagler Schools this school year! As the 2022-23 session gets into full swing, so do the art, music and dance extracurricular clubs designed to stimulate creativity in students of all ages. Here’s a rundown of arts-oriented clubs offered at each of the schools, and how parents and students can sign up for these exciting, engaging and fun activities.

Belle Terre Elementary School

Art and music clubs likely will start up in the Fall. Updates will be posted on the school website:


Bunnell Elementary School

Chorus Club: Students express themselves creatively through music, while developing vocal skills. Sponsor: Mr. Scott

Fine Arts Dance Club. Sponsors: Mrs. Ricks and Mrs. Koegler Students and families can contact the respective club sponsor(s), their child’s teacher, or the grade level guidance counselor. Website:


Old Kings Elementary School

Art Club. Students (grades 3-5) participate in community art projects, contests, and school beautification projects. The club meets after school Wednesdays until 5 p.m. There are two sessions with 30 students in each: Session 1 begins September 7 and runs through December 21. Session 2 begins January 11 and runs through April 26. Hurry, because these sessions are nearly full. Sponsor: Ambur Carter

Dance Club. Owlettes Dance Team (grades 3-5) begins in September. Parents can register their children and pay via a link on the school website ( Coaches: Kalena Kinsman and Jessica Stone

Chorus Club. Will meet after school and will include a Veterans Day Concert at the Flagler Auditorium. Check the school’s website for updates. Sponsor: Rodney Harshbarger


Rymfire Elementary

An Art Club and a Music Club are expected to get underway this Fall. Parents should check the Rymfire website for further information:


Wadsworth Elementary

Keep an eye on the school calendar for updates:


Buddy Taylor Middle School

Improv with Paris. Students learn the fundamentals of improv skills. Open to all musical theater, chorus, and dance students. Rehearsals for the Theater Team for district and state thespian competitions take place in the first semester. Once state is over, there is a weekly Improvisation class open for all students. For more information, visit Sponsor: Ann Paris


Indian Trails Middle School

Art Club. Students explore different techniques and mediums. Meets Mondays, 1:45-3:30 p.m. Sponsor: Laura Shanley

Band. This class hosts three concerts during the school year, which are required as part of each student’s band grade. Costs for families are kept to a minimum, and financial assistance is available. Teacher: David Morden

Junior Thespians. This troupe is essentially an honor society for theater students. Students selected to be inducted will compete at the district level in December. The troupe also will participate in community activities throughout the year. Sponsor: Sara Zeng

Flagler-Palm Coast High School

Art Club. Members are provided the opportunity to express their individuality through the creation of artwork, and to give the community, school and others, using their talent. Each year, the club creates the Christmas Poster for the Town Center as well as the Senior Signing Board. Meets Thursdays at 2:50 p.m. Sponsor: Amber Jensen

Dance Company. (By audition only.) Dancers rehearse after school for performances throughout the school year. They must be registered and active in FPC dance courses, and maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school. Sponsor: Janice Monsanto

Band. Per the school website, there are three Symphonic bands, two Jazz Ensembles, a Marching Band, Color Guard (Starlets), IB Music, AP Music Theory, and Instrumental Techniques. Requires students to be in a Symphonic Band class. After school rehearsals are required and the schedule varies by season. Directors: Adam Rich and John Seth

The Formality Singers. Their goal is to bring the joy of singing to the community. Sponsor: Ester Jackson

Technical Theater Intern Guild. The Guild, comprised of motivated FPC students interested in excellence in technical theater, supports every event at the Flagler Auditorium, from school-related programs and shows, to professional events open to the community. The first meeting is scheduled for September 1 in the auditorium. Sponsor: Jack Neiberlein

FPC Thespians Troupe 5023. The club meets Fridays in the FPC Black Box from 2:47-3:30pm. It is open to FPC students in grades 9-12. Members get to audition to take acts to District and State Festival in the areas of Acting, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre as well as opportunities to audition for productions throughout the year. Production rehearsals are separate from club, as are acts that rehearse for festival. We have opportunities for student leadership within our organization as well. Troupe members work to earn points through involvement so that they may be officially inducted into the International Thespian Society. Sponsor: Kelly Rivera

The Flagler Palm Coast High School Dance Company promotes and honors outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students. Members meet in the dance studio on campus two to four days a week (as needed) room 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. (Monday-Tuesdays, Thursday-Friday). Calendar of dance activities available at the end of August. Company Director: Janice Monsanto

Starlets. This is the Color Guard and Dance Team. Per the school’s website, practices vary by season, and meet two or three times a week. Sponsor: Lauren Albert


Matanzas High School

Band. Per the school’s website, offerings of the Percussion Program include Blue Steel, a longstanding steel band and one of the largest in the U.S; Percussion Class, in which students study and explore the art of concert percussion ensembles and solos, marching drumline and front ensemble, and supporting the band’s percussion needs.

Step Team: Students from all grade levels are welcome to try out. The club meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. Accepting 15-20 students for this school year. Sponsor: Khadijah Jones

Thespian Troupe 7108. Per the school website and Facebook page, the club attends competitions and puts on musicals, plays, one-acts, and more. Sponsor: Noel Bethea


The Flagler Youth Orchestra

Enrollment is free of charge by the Flagler County School District. Students who are 8 years or old by September 1, 2022, living in Flagler County (regardless of where they go to school) are eligible to enroll. Students may elect to play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. All experience levels are welcome, including beginners. The first class for beginners is September 21. Experienced musicians will start on September 7. For further information, contact Cheryl Tristam at