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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)
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
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
Tony Forster, Baritone
Jim Rasmus, Bass

Contact: Jim Rasmus
Phone: 920-973-0010
L. to R.: Bruce Beyer, Anthony Schreiter, Jim Rasmus, Tony Forster
Lake Effect is the most recent addition to the quartets of the Clipper City Chordsmen, making their debut on the 2012 Spring Show.

Anthony Schreiter sings Lead for the group and would be the first is too often on the road serving as a recruiter for Franklin University. Singing in a quartet has always been one of his goals, and we're glad to have him bring his voice to our melodies. He, his wife Julie and their daughter Taya live in Manitowoc.

Our Tenor, Bruce Beyer, brings 16 years of singing barbershop to our foursome and comes from a family of barbershoppers. He's sung in 3 quartets and directed the Plymouth chapter for 2 years. We're really glad he decided to join our chapter, even though he and wife Jill live in Sheboygan. He's a retired meat cutter extraordinaire but now serves his church as part time custodian.

Tony Forster joined our group in 2013, agreeing to bring his musical expertise to singing Baritone. (He'd be the first to admit singing lead was easier.) He's the warehouse manager at Northern Labs and resides in Manitowoc with his wife Sarah, and three daughters: Marissa, Kylie, and Ashlynn.

Jim Rasmus is excited to have another opportunity to sing Bass in a quartet. Jim retired as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Valders in 2013 and now serves part time as a chaplain at Holy Family Memorial. He and his wife Martha moved to Manitowoc in 2009 to be nearer to their 9 grandchildren.

If you're wondering where their name comes from, well, everyone knows it's "cooler by the lake" here. We feel we can provide some pretty "cool" music for our audiences and be your Lake Effect. We'd love to share some of our harmony with you!
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