Brazen Brass is Columbus, Ohio’s premier all-female brass quintet. Formed in 2006, this group includes recent graduates of Ohio State University, Capital University, and Miami University. Members of the group include:
Melissa Bontempo, trumpet
Melissa Patridge, trumpet
Holly Bowman, horn
Annalisa Ventola, trombone
Carrie Frederick, tuba
After reading the bios of these ladies, I can say that this is quite an eclectic group! Many of the members teach and perform professionally, play many instruments, and are employed in various professions other than music. What a refreshing realization: you can be in a professional music group while simultaneously pursuing other goals!
Check out their website at http://brazenbrass.com/