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

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

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

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

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

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...

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