...Ann started playing Cornet at Bude Primary School at the age of 9 under the tutelage of Nick Chadd. After 6 months she joined Bude Junior Band and then progressed to the Senior Band.
At the age of 14, she took up the Principle Cornet role at Launceston Band, again under Nick Chadd, the then Musical Director.
In 1992 she took up the post of Musical Director at Camelford Band until 2009, when, for health reasons, she gave up the Camelford Band to concentrate on her Cornet playing at Launceston.
In June 2011, Ann obtained an ATCL diploma in Cornet playing at Trinity College London. She is also the Musical Director of the Launceston Junior bands.