Our Chapter Quartets
Clipper City Chordsmen quartets are available for performances including luncheons, dinners, banquets, shows, or for any special occasion. If you're looking for some unique entertainment for your next event, contact us: A Touch of Harmony, Boundless, Cool Street, Lake Effect.
A Touch of Harmony
Randy Detjen, Tenor
Bill Heinzen, Lead
Lee Neubert, Baritone
Bob Fricke, Bass
Contact: Bob Fricke
Phone: 920-682-7142 (h)
or 920-684-6866 (w)
L. to R.: Bob Fricke, Bill Heinzen, Randy Detjen, Lee Neubert
A Touch of Harmony, which formed in the fall of 2009, boasts over 160 combined years of entertaining experience as veteran quartet singers. All four are members of the Clipper City Chordsmen and got together to have some fun, sing a variety of music in four-part harmony and to entertain audiences.
Lead Bill Heinzen, a retired Land O' Lakes field rep, has been a prolific soloist in the area for many years. Bill has been a member of a number of quartets including Carte Blanche and Occasional Harmony. He proudly resides just west of Manitowoc with his wife Judy.
Bass Bob Fricke, CEO of Fricke Printing Services, Inc., has duel memberships in the Green Bay and Manitowoc chapters. He also sings with the Compass Points, a Green Bay quartet. Past quartet involvement includes Choir Buoys, Krazie Daze and Generation Gap. Bob has been very active in the LOL district where he is currently co-editor of the Pitch Piper, LOL district newsletter, with his son Bill. He and his wife Charlotte also call Manitowoc their home.
Baritone Lee Neubert is a retired nursing home maintenance engineer, and is presently a volunteer driver for Aurora and The Red Cross. Affectionately known as the "Lone Arranger" to the quartet, he is always customizing songs to make them more interesting and ear pleasing in their chord structure. Lee has been in multiple quartets, the most recent being The New Manitones and Occasional Harmony. He and his wife Charlene reside in Manitowoc.
Tenor Randy Detjen, is the newest "quarteter" of the foursome with about 8 years of experience. Randy is president and owner of "What-A-Relief" – a 3D relief sculpture business. Randy And his wife Jane, live in Two Rivers. (There has to be one in every crowd!)
Dave Rabe, Tenor
Terry Guay, Lead
Ken Gottschalk, Baritone
Brad Leonhardt, Baritone
Contact: Terry Guay
L. to R.: Dave Rabe, Terry Guay, Ken Gottschalk, Brad Leonhardt
Boundless began singing four-part barbershop harmony as a quartet in the middle of 2014, liked the voice blend, and officially joined together that fall. Ever since, starting with the Chordsmen's annual Christmas show that year, Boundless has been performing and loving every minute of it singing a repertoire of mixed genre music to entertain all audiences.
Dave Rabe has 27 years of Barbershop Harmony experience in the Plymouth and Manitowoc chapters in chorus and quartets. Dave reads music and can sing all four parts, keeping the rest of Boundless on the straight and narrow. Dave resides in Plymouth with his wife Sandy, who has sung with a championship Sweet Adeline group.
Tim Steffen, Tenor
Dave Buss, Lead
Roger Gottschalk, Baritone
Bruce Schlei, Bass
Contact: Roger Gottschalk
L. to R.: Tim Steffen, Dave Buss, Bruce Schlei, Roger Gottschalk
We enjoy singing–we would enjoy it even more if we sang for you! Check out our latest news on our Facebook Page!
Although a few of the singers in Cool Street have changed since forming in 2001, one thing remains constant – the fun that we have singing our songs. Cool Street Quartet is made up of Tim Steffen, Bruce Schlei, Roger Gottschalk, and Dave Buss. We're all active members of the Clipper City Chordsmen.
If you're looking for entertainment for your occasion, whatever it is, contact Cool Street today. We will tailor our performance for the audience. Our repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles, including barbershop, spirituals, doo-wop, and a few songs that we really don't know what style they are. Our performances are light and fun.
We've sung for many different occasions from birthdays to funerals – and everything in between. We'd love to add your family gathering, civic organization banquet, church gathering, convention, etc., to our list of satisfied audiences. Give us a call or drop us a note today.
Bruce Beyer, Tenor
Anthony Schreiter, Lead
Jim Rasmus, Bass
Don Lewellen, Baritone
Contact: Don Lewellen
L. to R.: Bruce Beyer, Anthony Schreiter, Jim Rasmus,Don Lewellen
Founded in 2012, Lake Effect strives to create harmony throughout the Lakeshore, sharing over 30 years of combined barbershop experience. Lake Effect chose thier name because everybody knows it's "cooler by the lake" and believe they provide some cool music for their audiences. We hope you agree! Check us out on our Facebook Page!
Singing Tenor is Bruce Beyer. He comes from a family of barbershoppers and brings over 18 years of singing barbershop to the foursome. He directed the Plymouth Chorus for two years before joining the Manitowoc Chapter. He was a retired meat cutter until he got called back into service at Festival Foods in Sheboygan, where he lives with his wife Jill. (He's a real cut up!).
Anthony Schreiter - Lead. Anthony is a Manitowoc native and lives here with his wife Julie and their daughter Taya. He travels a lot for work and regularly sings along to practice CDs while driving down the road. Anthony works diligently to keep quartet practice interesting and fun, but frequently makes the other members of the quartet ponder his unique sense of humor.
Jim Rasmus enjoys singing Bass in the quartet and brings 6 years of experience and a lifetime of humor to the task. Jim retired as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Valders in 2013 and as a part time chaplain at Holy Family Memorial earlier this month. He and Martha live in Manitowoc, enjoy their 9 grandchildren who live in the area. (Oh, and their parents too).
Don Lewellen joined Lake Effect in January 2015. His experience with a wide range of musical styles in organized groups helps him sing the toughest part in barbershop, Baritone. He retired as an eye surgeon and resides in Manitowoc with his wife, Ellen. He enjoys biking with her on their tandem and fly fishing whenever possible. Apparently practicing the baritone line does not scare the fish away…
We'd love to share some of our harmony with you! Contact us for your next event, Don Lewellen, 920-684-6760, theLakeEffectQuartet@gmail.com.
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