Anne Boyer

Principal Cornet
Anne started to play the piano at the age of eight and the violin at age eleven. The violin lessons were part of a cunning plan to be able to attend rehearsals at the neighboring boys' school. She discovered the cornet at age fifteen and immediately fell in love with the instrument. And when Alan Boyer came to conduct her local band in 1983, she immediately fell in love with him! The Boyer family moved to Utah from the United Kingdom in April 1998. Anne is an accomplished trumpet/cornet player and has played in many symphonies, chamber orchestras, and high-level British brass bands. She is a founding member of Utah Premiere Brass, working along side her husband Alan (artistic director). James, their son, was one of the founding members of the UPB percussion section. He is also an accomplished trombone player and a member of the world famous Drum Corps, The Cavaliers. James was a featured soloist in their 2007 show. As an educator, Anne has taught in high schools and elementary schools for thirty years. She worked as an elementary school principal for five years before moving to the USA. Her academic credentials include a B.Ed. (with honors) in music and education, and a Certificate in Education from Leeds University. Anne also holds a Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College of London in trumpet teaching and performance. Anne is director of elementary school bands for the celebrated and highly recognized American Fork band program - a role that gives her great pleasure and satisfaction. She also enjoys team teaching sixth grade band at Saint John the Baptist Middle School in Draper.