Stringfest 2016
Friday, 13 November 2015 14:35    Print E-mail

WHAT:  A string festival for elementary and middle school students to promote string orchestra participation and to complement existing programs in public and private schools.

LEVELS:  Four orchestras at four different levels:  Level I orchestra is for novice players with 0 - 2 years of lessons and no ensemble experience.  Level II orchestra is for students with 1 - 2 years of lessons and some ensemble experience.  Level III is for slightly more experienced players and Level IV is for more advanced players. 

WHEN:  Saturday, April 2, 2016    NO SNOW DATE
WHERE:  Mountain View Middle School, Goffstown, NH
SIGN UP:  $25.00 per student.
  Teacher must be a NHASTA member.  Non-member teachers are encouraged to join ASTA.  Go to and click on “Become a Member” for more information about membership and its benefits.

Stringfest registration is online this year!  Teachers will register each of their students via this link:

Click here for On-Line Registration

If you do not have Internet/computer access, you may submit a hard copy of your student registration.  Please contact Alison Yankowskas at 603-401-3110 to have the registration form mailed to you.

Teachers will still need to snail-mail student emergency forms, accompanied by a single check made out to NHASTA for the total amount due.

Mail check and all student emergency forms to:   
Alison Yankowskas
40 Red Deer Rd.
Londonderry, NH  03053 
MUSIC: Excerpts from the scores will be available for online viewing at by early November. These are only to assist in assigning students to appropriate orchestras and should not be copied. 

Student music will be e-mailed to teachers in January along with a schedule and other information ONLY AFTER ALL REGISTRATIONS, FEES, AND COMPLETED STUDENT EMERGENCY FORMS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY STRINGFEST CHAIR.   

    Level I:  Derrick Landano / Level II: Rick Bieniek  / Level III:  Chirs Nourse / Level IV:  Jessica Helie

COORDINATOR:  Alison Yankowskas  (603) 401-3110  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CHAPERONES    It will be necessary for each teacher to arrange for a chaperone to accompany every 10 students they register.  If you have fewer than 10 students, please provide at least one (1) chaperone.  Chaperones need to supervise students during breaks and at lunch while the teachers are at the all-member meeting.



Metronome markings for the pieces below will be posted on the NHASTA website soon.  Please be sure your students will be able to handle the parts at the specified tempi.

Level I   (Level I parts are all in unison)

    Scaly Bird
    Six Little Ducks
    Billy Boy

Level II
    Yankee Doodle
    Frog in a Tree
    Westward Journey

Level III
    Honghu Shui
    Bolero    de Strings
    Arlington Sketches

Level IV
    Brandenburg Concerto #5
    El Toro
    Additional selection TBA


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