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Clipper City Chordsmen Chapter Quartets
Our quartets are available for performances including luncheons, dinners, banquets, any special occasion. If you're looking for some unique entertainment for your next event, give us a call.
A Touch of Harmony Quartet



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)
Email: bob@frickeprinting.com
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!)
Cool Street Quartet



Cool Street

Tim Steffen, Tenor
Dave Buss, Lead
Roger Gottschalk, Baritone
Bruce Schlei, Bass

Contact: Roger Gottschalk
Phone: 920-682-5109
Email: rogergottschalk@att.net
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!

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.
Lake Effect Quartet



Lake Effect

Bruce Beyer, Tenor
Anthony Schreiter, Lead
Jim Rasmus, Bass
Don Lewellen, Baritone

Contact: Jim Rasmus
Phone: 920-973-0010
Email: pjras20@gmail.com
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!

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).

When Don Lewellen joined Lake Effect in January, he wasn’t even a member of the chorus yet! His experience with a wide range of musical styles in organized groups is helping him sing the toughest part in barbershop: Baritone. He retires as an eye surgeon in June and will continue to reside in Manitowoc with his wife Ellen, in between visits to family scattered about the country.

We'd love to share some of our harmony with you! Contact us for your next event. Jim Rasmus, 920-973-0010, pjras20@gmail.com.
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