The Original Pinettes Brass Band
Whoever said, "A dream can't become reality" didn't know the Pinettes Brass Band. The Pinettes Brass Band, world's only all female brass band, was formed by in 1991. Each member born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, attended St. Mary's Academy, an all-girl Catholic school. Beginning with 16 or more members, the Pinettes ended up with not only St. Mary's females but other females around the town. The Pinettes Brass Band can be seen at many different venues, such as: The Jazz & Heritage Festival, Satchmo SummerFest, The Krewe of Muses parade, and French Quarter Festival, just to name a few. The ladies also have a long resume around town for doing parties, wedding, conventions, schools, nursing homes, etc. The band has very much in common with the other male brass bands around the city. The only difference being is the Pinettes are all females! Some of the ladies specialize in other careers also: from a school teacher to a computer tech, the ladies are mothers and wives. Nothing will get in the way of these ladies who consider one another sisters. Today, the band is still on a journey of becoming the best in the business. The Pinettes Brass Band dream is to travel worldwide and to show everyone that music is a universal language!