Tina Cavitt, as a member of Minnesota Brass, Inc. was one of the first females to perform along with males in a drum and bugle corps. Her marching experience began in 1967, with the Debutantes color guard. In the following eight years, she also participated in the Debutantes management group and served as color guard sergeant. She has marched as a soloist with Minnesota Brass since 1973. She also marched with the Mounties junior drum and bugle corps in 1975. She has been an instructor of both the Debutantes and the Mounties. She has been the Minnesota Brass horn section leader since 1980. She has served as chair of the Minnesota Brass board of directors. Since 1980, she has helped with recruiting and personnel administration. She has received the Brassy Award, considered as the Minnesota Brass Hall of Fame and lifetime achievement award.