I know there is at least one more female trumpet player on this site. Just wondering if there are others out there and what your experiences have been like being a female trumpet player. For me it goes a little like this: Started playing in public school, never had anyone think twice or anything strange about me being a female player. Played in a marching band, where I never experienced negative sexist things - for example I was given special treatment by a few guys because they had crushes on me. But was never made to feel below the men. Played in high school and in many youth organizations where I was treated equal. Then college started and it was a totally different experience. Was basically sexually abused by students and teachers, and never taken seriously as a trumpet player. Was told my only option to play was to move to LA and join the all female big band. Played in other bands (with friends) obviously with no problem. I joined a concert band back in Jan of this year, and within months I was promoted to first simply for my playing ablility and nothing to do with the fact that I am a female. Hoping the rest of my music career will trend this way. Wondering if the other female players experienced the same kind of "abuse" I did?