The Fillmore Philharmonic Brass

After an exhaustive search the Fillmore Philharmonic Brass is very excited to welcome our new conductor, Dr. Kevin Holzman. Dr. Holzman serves as the Director of Wind Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Prior to his appointment as Visiting Assistant Director of Wind Studies at CCM, Dr. Holzman earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the Eastman School of Music. Beyond Eastman, Dr. Holzman has worked with professional ensembles including the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The FPB is looking forward to a great things to come!

Congratulations to Dr. Holzman and welcome to the Fillmore Philharmonic Brass Band!!!


The Fillmore Philharmonic Brass (FPB) is a Cincinnati based British Brass Band. The groups initial focus is to compete at the North American Brass Band Associations annual competition. The FPB is staffed by some of Cincinnati's best brass and percussion players, most being professional musicians or teachers at local high schools or colleges. British Brass Bands conform to a unique and specific type of instrumentation, with Cornets taking the place of trumpets and tenor horns replacing french horns. The band also features a full percussion section.     

The FPB is a member of the Fillmore Wind Program, a Cincinnati Based non-profit organisation formed in 2010 with the mission of promoting wind music in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana tri-state area. The Fillmore Wind Program, one of the region's premier volunteer wind programs, has four  member bands – The Fillmore Philharmonic Brass, The Fillmore Wind Band, the Fillmore Chamber Winds, and the Ohio Valley Big Band. The Fillmore Wind Program is the official namesake of March King and Cincinnati native Henry Fillmore. 

The FPB was founded in 2014 by Ron Lutterbie, a local Cincinnati musician and band manager.  Mr. Lutterbie is the Executive Director of the Fillmore Wind Program, board member and Director of Finance for the North American Brass Band Association, Manager of the Ohio Valley Big Band, and Vice President at Fifth Third Bank. He plays French Horn, Tenor Horn, and Trumpet.

The Fillmore Philharmonic Brass Band is proud to receive our Section Runner-Up Banner for placing 2nd at the recent National Brass Band Association's Championships. This is the second straight year, the FPB is honored to be named runner-up in our section at NABBA!

2017 NABBA - 2nd Place 2nd Section
2016 NABBA - 2nd Place 2nd Section
2016 Dublin Festival of Brass - 1st Place B Section
2014 Ohio Brass Arts Festival - 2nd place

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