#DFOB18 – Fillmore Philharmonic Brass

Fillmore Philharmonic Brass

The Fillmore Philharmonic Brass, based in Cincinnati Ohio, was founded in 2014 by Ronald Lutterbie and Dr. Stephen Lytle as a traditional styled British Brass Band. The Fillmore Philharmonic Brass first competed at the North American Brass Band championships in 2015, which was also the bands premier public performance. The band has also participated in the Ohio Valley Brass Arts Festival and the Dublin Festival of Brass. While the bands core focus is competition, they have also performed Pops concerts and partnered with local high school bands. The Fillmore Philharmonic Brass is one of three member ensembles of Cincinnati’s prestigious Fillmore Wind Program, the premier volunteer select wind program in the Cincinnati tri-state region. The programs mission is to promote wind music to the general public.

Dr. Stephen Lytle

Stephen Lytle is the Associate Director of Bands at Miami University where he leads the Miami University Marching Band, oversees all aspects of the Athletic Bands program, and serves as Conductor of the Symphony Band. Additionally, he teaches courses in the instrumental music education curriculum. Dr. Lytle holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as the Associate Conductor of the Fillmore Wind Band, a select adult wind ensemble in the Cincinnati region, and as Music Director of its affiliate ensemble, the Fillmore Philharmonic Brass and is the State Collegiate Chair for the Ohio Music Educators Association.

Dr. Lytle is an active music arranger with nearly 300 titles in multiple media to date and his arrangements for marching band are played by high schools and universities across the country. His research interests include the repertoire and performance practices of brass bands from 19th century America and the collaborative work between composer Elmer Bernstein and the designers and filmmakers, Charles and Ray Eames. His research has been presented at the national conference for the College Band Directors National Association and he is a contributor in the upcoming eleventh volume in the noted series, Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Under his direction, the Miami Band has performed with jazz legend, Benny Golson, appeared in the 2010 Frozen Four, the 2010 GoDaddy.com Bowl, the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade, the 2016 St. Petersburg Bowl and will be featured in exhibition at the 2017 BOA Grand Nationals event in Indianapolis. Along with colleague Jim Daughters, Dr. Lytle’s work with the Fillmore Wind Program has included performances at both the Ohio and Kentucky Music Educators Association conventions, the International Women’s Brass Conference, in concert with the University of Illinois Bands, and will be a featured ensemble at the 2017 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.