Brenda started her drum corps career in 1986, with the Florida Wave Drum & Bugle Corps of Pembroke Pines, FL, as a soprano bugle in 1986 & 87, then moving up to lead soprano in 1988. She then went on to play lead soprano for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps of Westchester, PA 1989 - 1990. In 1991, she was a lead soprano for the Classic Drum & Bugle Corps from Melbourne, FL (this is the corps that later became the "Heat Wave" of Orlando, FL). In 2004, she was on the Board of Directors, as well as a lead soprano for the Music City Legend Drum & Bugle Corps of Nashville, TN, and then in 2005, along with some other fellow Crossmen Alumni, formed the Crossmen Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps in Willow Grove, PA where she served on their Board of Directors, as well as a lead soprano & soloist for the corps. In 2006, she served on the Board of Directors for the G-Force Drum & Bugle Corps of Pittsburgh, PA and in 2009 was a lead soprano for the Lake Erie Thunder Drum & Bugle Corps from Erie, PA.


In addition to her Drum Corps experience, Brenda also studied Music Performance in Trumpet at Broward Community College of Ft Lauderdale, FL 1987 - 1989. During her time at Broward Community College, she also studied private trumpet with Mr John Drissel, Co-Principal Trumpet of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and Mr John Moore, Principal Trumpet of the Miami City Ballet. Some of Brenda's other private teachers include Dr Chris Krummel, Professor of Trumpet at Youngstown State University, Sue Sexton, former Professor of Trumpet at YSU, as well as the Chestnut Brass Company Brass Ensemble and Mr Phil Collins, former Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Brenda has also been a music and marching technician for the Dixie Heights High School Band of Crestview Hills, KY, as well as a private Trumpet Instructor for Pompano Beach Middle School in Pompano Beach, FL. Brenda currently resides in Cincinnati, OH.

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