Registration Deadlines: Early Bird: Nov. 1-Dec. 10 ($35/student) Dec. 11-Dec. 25 ($40/student) Dec. 26-Jan. 6 ($45/student) No registrations after Jan. 6, 2022!
String Fling 2022 -All registration forms are completed online. -Public school teachers: please register all participating students on one online form, and, if not paying online, send one check. -You do not have to pay online or have students register individually! -Payment may be made either by mailing a check or online through Paypal -Please scroll down for full instructions!
Between Dec. 11-Dec. 25, registration is possible at an increased fee of $40 per student. Dec. 26-Jan. 6, the fee increases to $45 per student. After Jan. 6, we will not be able to accommodate late-comers. Please fill out the online registration and pay online according to the instructions below. We do need the instrument and address information in order to have a seat and music available for the student.
String Fling 2022 @ Kansas State University January 15-16, 49th Year
Dear String Educator: Below is the information for String Fling 2021 at Kansas State University. It’s our 48th year of offering an outstanding experience to Kansas string students in grades 5-9. Each year 500+ string students come to Manhattan to benefit from a great orchestral experience with their peers from other schools.
This year, all rehearsals and concerts will be within the K-State Student Union building. We look forward to having everyone under one roof, and the convenience of the parking garage to the rehearsal spaces. Concerts will take place in the Main Ballroom and Forum Hall within the Union. Parents and teachers will have many more comfortable spaces in which to relax while the students work!
The following conductors have been invited to conduct the seven orchestras for 2022. Orchestra assignments will be emailed in early January, and you can also check the "Orchestra Locations" page for updates. The 7th Grade Orchestras assume that a student began in 5th grade. TBA! 5th Grade Orchestras (First year of playing) 5A 5B 6th Grade Orchestra (Second year of playing) 6A 6B 7th Grade Orchestras 7A 7B
8th/9th Grade Orchestra 8/9
All students are expected to be on their best behavior during String Fling weekend.
No matter what the weather conditions are, String Fling is never canceled.
There are no refunds. Refunds cannot be made if your group has to cancel because of the weather, or for individuals who cannot come for any reason. We regret needing to have this policy, but we hire conductors and rent facilities based on registration numbers and still need to pay those bills. Beyond the bills, your registration fees go to string scholarships for K-State students. Who knows? It might be your child who benefits someday!
Home-schooled students studying string instruments are welcome to participate in String Fling.
If you plan to attend String Fling and bring students, parental help will probably be necessary. Each group of students must have an adult sponsor or teacher with them.
You are responsible for making motel reservations and your meals.
Bring pencils. Bring music stands should have both sections clearly marked with name and town.
J. J. Hanson from Beautiful Music Violin Shop (Lawrence, KS) will be available to sell strings and accessories and to make minor repairs. He may also have some "upgrade" instruments for parents to consider!
The K-State Union will have restaurants open for lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Music will not be sent out in advance, but a repertoire list for each orchestra will be posted online.
Dress for the Sunday concert:
Please dress up for this special event. Nice pants, dresses/skirts, no t-shirts, please! Sincerely,
All registration is ONLINE! Click here to go to the Cognito Forms site and follow the prompts. You can pay with Paypal or check (see below) and receive a receipt through this link, in addition to filling out your rosters. Checks should be made out to "Kansas State University," and the mailing address is below. If you need a different type of invoice from that generated by Cognito forms, please send details to Cora Cooper, firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOV. 1-DEC. 10 Online registration:
Directors should enter students' names on the appropriate rosters (through the Cognito Forms link, click here). Please make a copy the completed rosters and keep it for your records.
Early Bird Fee per student: $35. Please see the schedule of fee increases above. Pay with Paypal through the Cognito Forms website, or pay with a check by mail.
Please write one check to pay for all the students, and make out the check payable to: “KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY” (please double check that your school accountant changes any older records, as we are no longer affiliated with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra account). Mail the check to: Dr. Cora Cooper, Kansas State University, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, 109 McCain, Manhattan, KS 66506.
This fee does not cover lodging and meals for String Fling. Any motel reservation payments are completely separate from String Fling and should be made directly to the motel. Make your motel reservations as soon as possible! Information on discounted motel room blocks is available on the "Motel and Restaurant" page.
Please register and try to pay by December 10. It's more important for us to have the registration info than the payment by that date (though we appreciate both!)
If parents register students separately, please inform them as to whether their violinist child should play 1st or 2nd. We ask that you split the total number of violinists registered for each orchestra between the two sections for balance.
We'll post information about A and B orchestra placement (by city) and locations by January 10 on the "Orchestra Locations" page. You'll be able to tell your students their orchestra location before they go to String Fling. Please have them write the location information on a card and put it in their instrument cases.
Late registrations cause many problems with planning orchestra size, retaining conductors, chair count, music parts, etc. Please try to take advantage of the Early Bird December 10 deadline.
String Fling 2022 Daily Schedule
Saturday, January 15 9:15—10:00 Locate your orchestra and seat and have instrument tuned by KSU students. 10:00—noon Rehearsal Please arrive at your orchestra no later than 9:40. noon--1:15 Lunch at location of your choice (In the Union, Chick-fil-a, Panda Express, Qdoba, C Store, Union Kitchen, JP's Union Station, Subway, and Radina's will be open) 1:15—4:00 Rehearsal 4:00-Evening Activities on your own The Union Bowling Alley will be open (cost approximately $5 per student); AMC Theaters, including an IMAX theater, are located in the Manhattan Town Center Mall. See https://stringflingksu.weebly.com/motel-and-restaurant-information.html for area restaurant listings.
Sunday, January 16 8:30—Various times Rehearsal. Be seated in your orchestra by 8:20 a.m. Concert following the morning rehearsal, beginning at 9:30.
This year, our concert will be a movable feast! We hope that by doing this, our wonderfully large orchestras will have room to play, and that we will avoid congestion is the hallways. Here is the order and locations:
Concert Order and Locations: TBA
Students will return to their rehearsal rooms after playing, where parents can meet them. After an orchestra plays, they are free to go!
Annual Sheet Music Sale
The Community Chamber Orchestra will hold its 1/2 price new and used sheet music and music items on the second floor of the Union on the Saturday of String Fling. There will be music for strings, winds, piano, organ, percussion, chamber music, music theory, method book sets, jazz band, orchestra (string and full), and more. Support the orchestra while finding some treasures!
Purchases from the sale can be made through the Orchestra's PayPal account, on the website www.kansasmusic.net. Sales tax of 7.5% is collected on all purchases except tax exempt. If the buyer is tax exempt (schools, nonprofits, etc.), a hard copy of the IRS tax number letter must be presented to the seller at the time of purchase or emailed to Dr. Anne Clark in advance. For more information contact Dr. Anne Clark at email@example.com or 785-926-4725.