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 you to our fabulous musical family.
Getting to know you...Ann Burnham
Name - Were you named after anyone?
Ann Burnham - My parents chose the name Ann Marie after seeing the coverage in LIFE Magazine about the marriage of Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark to King Constantine of Greece. My father (bless him!) had already vetoed my mother's choice of Heather, after he found out my mother intended to stand on the front porch and yll, "Come Heather, Burnham" to call me in from playtime.
Where are you from?
I'm an Illinois girl, through and through, though some people would argue that it should be spelled Ill-Annoying. You know - Illinois - where our Governors make our license plates, and dead people have been allowed to vote for nearly a century...Born in Peoria, raised in Macomb.
What band are you in?
Do you play in more than 1 musical group?
I play in a Woodwind Quintet with four members of the Concert Band.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A doctor (or maybe an astronaut) (or maybe a fireman) (or maybe a baseball umpire) (or maybe a chef) - the possibilities seemed endless!
Do you have kids?
Nope. No husband, no kids, no pets. I regret that for about 15 minutes on Christmas Day every year, and then I'm over it.
Do you play more than 1 instrument?
Yeah - piano, violin, sax, bassoon, and percussion (sort of).