About Us

The São Paulo Philharmonic Band (BanFilSP) was created by the dream of the euphonist Phillips Thor and the conductors Eliezer Nascimento and Renato Ernesto. It is composed of professional and student musicians from the capital, metropolitan region and countryside of São Paulo State, who share the same purpose: TO SPREAD SYMPHONIC BAND REPERTOIRE TO SOCIETY.

The ensemble started its activities in mid-2019 and had its grand debut in October of the same year at Taubaté's Metrópole Theater. In just two years of existence, in addition to participating in several charity concerts, BanFilSP has reached the stage of one of the largest concert halls in Latin America, the Sala São Paulo.

The group aims to provide opportunities for new conductors and composers, promote the exchange of experiences among professional musicians and students of wind instruments and percussion, and encourage initiatives related to the formation of new bands.

To rescue and spread the culture and tradition of the bands in Brazil to the general public, in a didactic way and with excellence, in order to transform and impact lives through music and education in an inclusive way.

To project the São Paulo Philharmonic Band internationally as a reference in the performance of symphonic wind music.

Work hard to achieve the highest level of artistic and administrative quality. Manage the necessary resources with honesty, transparency, respecting good practices, in order to provide sustainability and solidity to BanFilSP. Respect the public, collaborators and partners with generosity and empathy.

"...may the good quality of the music that the band has been demonstrating be a good "slap in the face" of the São Paulo public authorities that, for inexplicable and unjustifiable reasons, dissolved the precious 28-year work of the old São Paulo State Symphonic Band. Success and long life to the São Paulo Philharmonic Band."
Julio Medaglia - Conductor - Revista Concerto / August 2020.

"...I am the composer of Mount Everest, in which you performed so beautifully. I want to thank you for the emotion you put into my music and for the technical prowess. It was just fantastic! And I am thrilled with your performance... That means a lot to a composer."
Rossano Galante - Film soundtrack composer in California - USA

"The São Paulo Philharmonic Band has been standing out in the Brazilian music scene in several aspects and I would like to highlight two:
The diffusion of concert music for Symphonic Bands at a high performance level, trying to amplify the repertoire by performing from several composers and stylistic forms; advancing in a model of self-management of the group in a cooperative way with musicians, conductors and board of directors..."
E avançando num modelo de autogestão do grupo de forma cooperada com músicos, regentes e diretoria…”
Marcos Martins Araujo
Associate Conductor.

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