Not Drummers — Percussionists, Thank You

The timpani, bass drum, snare drum, orchestra bells and other assorted instruments that are played by striking something against something else make up the percussion family. Remember, they are not drummers — they are...

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The Brass Section

The brass section adds a lot of color — and a lot of volume — to the orchestra. Left to right the instruments are a trombone, a French horn, a baritone, another French horn, a tenor saxophone, and another trumpet. The tenor saxophone is not a brass instrument, but he plays the brass parts, so that’s where he goes. Yay for brass! REGISTRATION IS OPEN ! ! ! https://www.orchestracamp.info/ Look under...

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The Oboes: Duck Calls in the Orchestra

The Anabaptist Orchestra was blessed to have two oboes this past year. The oboe is a member of the woodwind family. This instrument has a double reed, and this is the same way that the sound of a duck call is made. The oboe was used for the musical theme of the duck in Peter and the Wolf. But our oboes, of course, sound like very elegant, graceful ducks, with beautiful singing voices. Quack,...

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