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NHBCOS Interview Spotlight...

New Horizons Band of Colorado Springs has over 100 musician members. Each and every member has a unique life story to tell. We would like to introduce to you our fabulous musical family.

Getting to know you…Mike Lewis

1. Name? Were you named after anyone?


2. Where are you from?

I'm a CICIO ( thats a California improved, Colorado Improved Okie) Oklahoma city

3. What band are you in?

Concert, Symphonic and Intermediate

4. Do you play in more than 1 musical group?

Just the above

5. What did you want to be when you were a kid?

A kid

6. Do you have kids?

I don't have kids I have adults. My daughter is a gifted and talented teacher at Scott Elementary.

My son is an aircraft mechanic in Indonesia with Wycliff Bible Translators

7. Do you play more than 1 instrument?

Try to play trombone and learning to play tube in intermediate band.

8. What is your favorite dessert?

Either chocolate pie or cake.

9. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Computers or model trains also starting to get into the MAKE movement.

10. What is or was your career?

I 19 years working at an air seperation plant(liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen manufacture)

11. What is your favorite type of music?

Christian praise

12. How did you get involved in music?

Just wanted to in 7th grade, no great reason.

13. What is your favorite Summer activity?


14. Have you ever been to a different country?

I was in Indonesia earlier this year.

15. Describe yourself in 3 words...

retired, widowed and living

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