Brazen Brass!

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

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