The Fillmore Philharmonic Brass
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.