About Joe B
Get to know Joe B
My name is Joe Bratz and I am Repair Shop Manager & Brass Specialist for Music &
Arts in Muskego, WI. I am very eager to serve the Southeast Wisconsin community and
look forward to providing repair & maintenance services for your instruments and
students. Please contact me if I can be of any service.
Joe’s musical career started in the 4th grade when he began playing trumpet. Joe studied music
education at Concordia University Wisconsin earning his Bachelor’s degree, after which he
taught band and general music in Illinois. After receiving a diploma in Band Instrument Repair
from Renton Technical College in 2011, Joe moved to Milwaukee and took a position with Melk
Music as the brass technician in one of the area’s top repair shops. He has managed the repair
shop at Music & Arts since 2018.
Since 2011, Joe has built a reputation as one of the best brass specialists in the Milwaukee area.
His list of clients includes some of the top professional brass players in the city as well as
touring musicians when they are in town. He has taught several clinics on repairs for audiences
of professional technicians, music educators, and students on both local and national levels.
When Melk Music was acquired by Music & Arts in 2018, Joe moved into the role of Repair
Shop Manager where he oversees all the repairs and operations at the Muskego Repair Shop.
Outside of work, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as playing cornet in
Milwaukee’s premier British style brass band, Milwaukee Festival Brass. Joe is also actively
involved in his church, both playing in a brass ensemble as well as volunteering for various