John Bratton is a composer, arranger, and private teacher in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Prior to starting his composing business, Creative Intonation Music, Bratton was the Associate Director of Bands at Campbell High School in Cobb County, Georgia. Through his experiences as a teacher, he was inspired to begin composing and arranging music for bands. He began Creative Intonation with the idea to write and arrange music for all skill levels so that every student and every program could have quality music for every level of their program.
Bratton draws on his performing, teaching, as well as life experiences for every composition or arrangement he writes and for every student he teaches. Some of these experiences include playing trombone with the Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners, JSU Hardcorps, JSU Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds. While at JSU, he studied trombone under Dr. James Roberts and Dr. David Lambert. He also studied conducting with Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford.
Outside of the college bands, Bratton was also a member of the 2008 Racine Scouts AAA (now open class) Drum and Bugle Corps playing baritone. After 2008, John went on to march with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps for four years in 2009, 2010, and 2011, as well as their world championship season in 2013.
Bratton is an alumnus of the Mu Iota chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. He has also been a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association as well as the National Association for Music Education.
Bratton is currently writing music for a few schools around the southeast and enjoys working with directors to help them get the exact program they want for their band. He currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with his wife Anna, their son Thomas, and their dog Finn.