Benjamin Perthel joined Milwaukee Festival Brass in 2007 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, having earned a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Education. 

A multi-instrumentalist, he has performed with many Milwaukee area music groups on trumpet, cornet, tenor horn and French horn. He also maintains a private lesson studio, has taught marching band with several area high schools and served and pit orchestra director for many of Germantown High School’s musical productions. He resides in Menomonee Falls with his wife, Katie and 2 year old daughter, Abby. Ben runs Perthel Homes, Inc., a family-owned residential home builder and also works as a real estate broker. Beyond work and music he enjoys traveling, photography, wine, and food.