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, 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!)
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
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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.
Don Lewellen, Baritone
Jim Rasmus, Bass
Anthony Schreiter, Lead
Paul Blair, Tenor
Contact: Don Lewellen
L. to R.: Don Lewellen, Jim Rasmus, Anthony Schreiter, Paul Blair
Founded in 2012, Lake Effect strives to create fun and harmony for audiences throughout the lakeshore. The group chose their name because everyone knows it's "cooler by the lake" and believe they provide some cool music for their audiences. We hope you agree!
Jim Rasmus sings Bass in the quartet. He is a retired pastor and aspiring author. Jim and his wife Martha enjoy traveling and are busy trying to keep up with their 9 granchildren who live in the area. Now that their cottage is done, Jim hopes to spend more time on the golf course this summer.
If you ever hear someone singing a really odd tune a little too loudly at the Wellness Center, it's probably Don Lewellen practicing one of his Baritone parts. Don joined the quartet in January of 2015 after retiring as an eye surgeon. He lives in Manitowoc with his wife Ellen and enjoys biking on their tandem and fly fishing whenever possible. Don was named the Chordsmen's Barbershopper of the Year in 2017!
Singing Tenor is Paul Blair. He has been singing in organized groups and choirs since he was in second grade and been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1991. Paul recently joined the Manitowoc Chapter and also sings with the Green Bay Chapter where he has sung in several quartets and served as both Director and President. Paul is proud that his son Mike continues the barbershop tradition singing with the quartet Vocal Fury. Paul and his wife Mary live in Green Bay.
Anthony Schreiter is often heard singing the melody as our Lead. Besides singing, Anthony also enjoys playing a number of different musical instruments (explains the pitch piping skills). Anthony is a Manitowoc native and lives there with his wife Julie and daughter Taya. When he isn't singing, Anthony works as an Academic Advisor for Franklin University. During his "free time" he enjoys bicycling, woodworking and learning about many different interests. One thing is certain, Anthony's unique sense of humor guarantees quartet practice is never boring.
If you'd like to book Lake Effect for your event, contact Don Lewellen, 920-242-6730 or by email, theLakeEffectQuartet@gmail.com.
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