my wife is a great trumpet player, was playing Napoli, Bride of the Waves, Arbans' Carnival and others by the time she was 9th/10th grade but was always facing the the trumpet is a male thing. She only plays once in a while in church and is basically burned out. My hat is off to any female who decides to play brass instument. it seems like you gals have to work a little harder to achieve the same recognition as a guy. She was in high school during the 70s and I understand it is a little better out there now for girls.