Oboes & Bassoons – the Double Reed Instruments

Posted by on September 7, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The oboe and bassoon are played by blowing into a double reed. They both have a beautiful sound and tone. The oboe plays higher notes, while the bassoon can play very low notes. They add a beautiful, rich sound to the orchestra. Photos by Double Vision – Faith and Fonda Showalter

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Bass Pros

Posted by on September 2, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The basses were a great addition to our string section, and we were glad to have them both. All photos were taken by Faith and Fonda Showalter of Double Vision Photography.

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10th Anniversary of the Anabaptist Orchestra

Posted by on August 23, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

All photos were taken by Faith and Fonda Showalter of Double Vision Photography. This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Anabaptist Orchestra. It began in Elnora, Indiana, at Elnora Bible Institute in 2011 with twenty instrumentalists. Lloyd Kauffman and Lyle Stutzman were the conductors, and they played in a small classroom that eventually was enlarged to make the current EBI chapel. Since then, we’ve grown to around 80 instrumentalists. We presented awards to members who have been a part of the orchestra for five (above),...

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10th Anniversary Concert!

Posted by on August 21, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thanks to everyone who participated and made the 10th Anniversary Concert of the Anabaptist Orchestra a success. It was a fabulous weekend full of lovely music and great memories. Mark your calendars for next year: August 10-13th, 2023, Lord willing.

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Announcing the 30 Days of Practice Challenge!

Posted by on July 7, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Announcing the 30 Days of Practice Challenge! Print this out and color in one circle for every 30 minutes that you practice between now and our first rehearsal on Aug. 11th. For every circle completed, you’ll get a ticket to be entered in our prize drawings, held twice a day during orchestra camp. Yay! 30DaysPracticeAOCDownload

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Registration is Still Open!

Posted by on July 2, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Registration is still open at The music is lovely, the fellowship is sweet, and the food is good. Come join us!

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Posted by on May 26, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Practice, Practice, Practice! Within hours of registering, you will receive an email with a link to download your music. Then, you can start practicing! Apply for orchestra camp, August 11-14, in Holmes County, Ohio, here: .

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We’re Making Plans. Ole!

Posted by on February 3, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’ve been waiting two years for the next orchestra camp coming up in August 11-14, 2022, in Holmes County, Ohio. We’ve got a spacious school to rehearse in and a lovely new auditorium rented for the concert on Sunday afternoon. The music has mostly been chosen, and we are gearing up to open registration on April 1st. We are excited and can’t wait to make beautiful music together again. If you play an instrument, we hope you will join us. We also have a few other things up our sleeves . . . .

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A Lament and a Fermata

Posted by on March 28, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The planning committee for the Anabaptist Orchestra has reluctantly decided to postpone the 10th anniversary gathering and concerts to 2022 because of the continued restrictions related to Covid-19.  We desire to be respectful of the government mandates and individual participant’s views, and feel that with the restrictions in place that it would be difficult to have a “normal” orchestra camp.  In lieu of the camp this year, we will be providing access to a folder with several pieces that the orchestra has purchased.  We are...

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Looking Forward to Making Music Together Again

Posted by on October 17, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Anabaptist Orchestra committee is still making plans and hoping that we can all make music again together in August of 2021. In the meantime, keep listening to beautiful music, practicing your instrument, playing Blokus, eating chocolate chip cookies, and having quality “secret time.”

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