A Lament and a Fermata

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,...

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Looking Forward to Making Music Together Again

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...

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Memories . . . .

While we are all awaiting the return of large group gatherings, we can enjoy the good memories. Memories of pizza parties after the program, memories of being together talking and laughing, memories of playing beautiful music together, and memories of playing AOC’s favorite game, Blokus. So, in the meantime, we will recall the good times spent together, and look forward to being together again next...

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We’re Taking a Break

Sadly, we have deemed it wise to postpone our grand 10th anniversary celebration to next year, 2021. (And it will be grand :-). Please put the date on your calendars: Aug. 13-15, 2021. Until then, keep...

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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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