September 28, 2012
Band Aide Extraordinaire: Annan Boosts Annual Fund
When Nick Annan, ’08, isn’t working as an accountant for J.W. Hunt & Co., LLP in Columbia, he helps Carolina Marching Band members get their band equipment to the stadium on time for game days.
A former drum major and trumpet section leader for the Mighty Sound of the Southeast, Annan met his wife, Katie, ’07, in the band. These days he serves as the band’s equipment crew manager with Katie’s assistance, continuing a bond they share with the School of Music.
Annual Fund Covers Their Wish to Support Band, Carolina
The two of them are proud to give to the Annual Fund, designating the USC Marching Band Fund with their gifts. Nick and Katie point to the new USC Band Building as just one example of how giving helps their University.
“Giving is extremely important,” Annan said. “Every contribution counts to make sure there are opportunities inside and outside the classroom—for Gamecocks now, and in the future. Every amount contributed keeps our University strong as a positive force throughout the nation and world.”
Being highly connected Carolina alumni keeps Nick and Katie on the move constantly. A membership services coordinator for the Strom Wellness and Fitness Center, Katie’s clarinet skills match her husband’s passion for the trumpet. They play together in their church orchestra at Riverland Hills Baptist in Irmo, in addition to the Carolina Wind Symphony.
Nick is also president of a South Carolina Philharmonic group called the Notables. Currently, he is working on his MBA at Carolina. He and Katie also give to the My Carolina Alumni Club of Richland and Lexington counties, of which he is a board member. Katie is pursuing a master’s in Higher Education Business Administration at Carolina.
–Larry Di Giovanni, Development Communications