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Posted by on December 24, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

per-cus-sion musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a handheld or pedal-operated stick or beater, or by shaking, including drums, cymbals, xylophones, gongs, bells, and rattles. “percussion instruments” All photographs were taken by DuoVision, Faith and Fonda Showalter

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Posted by on November 25, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Horns! The French horns have a gorgeous sound and are just lovely to see and hear. All images by Duovision – Faith and Fonda Showalter

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Fluting Flutists

Posted by on November 1, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The flute is a woodwind instrument, (even though not many affordable flutes are made out of wood any longer), and is the next-to-the highest pitched instrument in the orchestra. The piccolo, a mini flute, plays a full octave above the flute. All photos were taken by Double Vision, Faith and Fonda Showalter.

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Meet Our Conductors

Posted by on October 12, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lyle Stutzman and Jeff Swanson are the beloved conductors of the Anabaptist Orchestra.  And I do mean beloved.  Whether keeping us together and in tune, serving us a meal, or making us laugh with their funny stories, we highly value, appreciate, and enjoy these two men.  Photos by Double Vision — Faith and Fonda Showalter

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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 https://www.orchestracamp.info/. The music is lovely, the fellowship is sweet, and the food is good. Come join us!

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