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      This page lists links for Barbershop Groups and Choruses which are, or at one time were, based in Wisconsin. Please write if you know about any group or chorus not listed, or if you have additional information about, or links for, a listed group.
    4-07-2006 Note: Since the last time I checked, 22 sites previously linked to on this page have disappeared, unfortunately leaving many groups now with no known link.

[Archive] = old Web site link, no current Web site can be found
    S.A. = Sweet Adelines
    Osh06 = Sweet Adelines Quartet and Chorus Competition Wisconsin names listed in the program booklet for the "Mid-America Region 22 Convention and Competition, Apr. 6-9, 2006" held in Oshkosh which I attended. Of the 23 competitors from Wisconsin, only the Fox Valley Chorus has a known home page, and none have any known recordings.
    Member (Chorus) = All members of this Quartet are also members of the named Chorus.

Known recording artists: who will be listed in my forthcoming book, (ca. 2028), FolkLib Index: Wisconsin Discography.

    A  
  1. Acoustic Wave [Active: 19??-] [Sturgeon Bay]
          (members?)
    C  
  2. Clipper City Chordsmen Chorus - Page ( Author ?) [Irish Fest] [Active: 3/1945-] [Manitowoc]
    F  
  3. .Fox Valleyaires Barbershop Chorus - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Scott Crevier) ( FoxArts.Net) ( Portal Wisconsin) [Active: 1944-] [Appleton]
  4. .Freefall - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Quartet - Lawrence University, Appleton]
          1997 International Collegiate Quartet Champion
          ( Robb Asklof, Keith Harris, Paul Harris, Steve Rodgers)
    H  
  5. .Ham 'n Wry - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Quartet - Appleton-Oshkosh]
          ( Mike Dandrea, Bob Thiel, Rollie Tonnell, ?) - (former member: Bob Haase)
    M  
  6. .MadHatters - "Choirs/Choruses"
  7. .Midwest Vocal Express - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) - Orders ( Harmony Marketplace) [Chorus - Greendale]
    O  
  8. .Oshkosh Barbershopers, The [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
          ( Ted Engelke, ?)
    S  
  9. .Sawdust City Slickers - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?), Contest Scores ( Barbershop Music Database) [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Oshkosh] - WOCT "Oshkosh Artists"
          (Quintet!? They have two! tenors per the SPEBSQSA site:
          ( Lynn Anderson, Mark Lindekugel, Jacob Oxley, Todd Oxley, Smyte Smithlin) (former members: Jack Kile, Bob Lemkuil, Steve Schoultz)
  10. .Schmitt Brothers, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Chad Bennett), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 1949-] [Quartet - Two Rivers]
          ( Francis Schmitt, James Schmitt, Joe Schmitt, Paul Schmitt)
    T  
  11. .Tangled Up in Blue - "Choirs/Choruses"
    V  
  12. .Voices Only Quartet - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Nathan Boyd, Rick Riesterer, Tim Riesterer, Scott Ullsperger)
    W  
  13. .Western Continentals - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Chad Bennett) [Quartet - Los Angeles/Phoenix, etc.] It was never based in Wisconsin, but one member, Al Mau, "was from wisconsin".
  14. .Winnebagoland Barbershop Chorus [Oshkosh]

Other Known Barbershop groups (past and/or present):

      Thanks to Chad Bennett at Marshall University, Maple Grove, WV, for the Wisconsin related information on his Web site, The Station. The following pages list one or more Barbershop groups from Wisconsin.
Quartets on the World Wide Web
Choruses on the World Wide Web
Women's Barbershop Quartets
International Chorus Champions
Sweet Adelines International Chorus Champions

I have found no information about any recordings by anyone listed below.

    The following Barbershop groups may or may not be recording artists. Their links will remain here until I can verify that the group has released one or more recordings so it can be added to the list above.


    B  

  1. .Baylander Chorus - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Green Bay]
  2. .Barbershoppers, The [Active: 19??-] [Oshkosh]
          ( Steve Young, ?)
    C  
  3. .Cahoots - Page ( Author ? [Archive] [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Milwaukee]
          ( Cricky Dietrich, Sally Fahey, Ellie Pipkorn, Cathie Zimmerman)
  4. .Capitol Chordsmen Chorus - Page ( Author ?) ( Yahoo) [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
  5. .Change Of Pace [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Greendale/Racine]
          (not the Change of Pace Polka band from Ohio)
  6. .Charade [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - city?]
  7. .Checkmate [Active: 19??-19??] [Quartet - Milwaukee] - Disbanded
          (members: ?)
  8. .Chippewa Valley Sweet Adelines - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Chorus - Eau Claire]
  9. .CHIPS - Page ( Tom Arneberg) [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls]
          ( Tom Arneberg, Rod Bailey, Randy Knaack, Jerry O'Brien)
  10. .Chrystl Connection [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Lake Geneva]
  11. .Clipper City Chordsmen - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 1945-] [Chorus - Manitowoc]
  12. .Coulee Chordsmen [Active: 19??-] [Chorus - La Crosse]
  13. .Country Gentlemen Chorus [Active: 2002-] [Lake Geneva]
  14. .Crosstown Harmony Chorus [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
    D  
  15. .Das Rheingol - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Appleton]
          ( Keith Harris, Paul Harris, Mark McLaurin (MN), Gordon Moe (MN))
  16. .Diplomats of Harmony Chorus - Page ( Tom Arneberg) [Active: 19??-] [Eau Claire]
    F  
  17. .Favorite Sons Quartet - Page ( Tom Arneberg) [Active: 19??-] [Eau Claire]
  18. .Festival City Chorus - Page ( Bob Fichtner / old site) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
  19. .Four Teens - Page ( Chad Bennett) [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Eau Claire]
  20. .Fox Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International - Page ( Pam O'Brien) ( FoxArts.Net) [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Chorus - Neenah]
    G  
  21. .Geneva - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Lake Geneva]
          ( Gareth Cole, Steve Schoultz, Wayne Weiser, Paul "Wally" Zeien)
  22. .Glamour [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Milwaukee]
  23. .GQ4 Barbershop Quartet - Page ( Scott Crevier) [Active: 19??-] [De Pere]
          ( Scott Crevier, Chris Nimmer, Brian O'Neil, Kelly Vandehy) - (former member: Nathan Falk)
    H  
  24. .Harmony On Call [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Madison]
  25. .Hear O Wisconsin [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Chorus - Marshfield]
    I  
  26. .Inspiration [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - city?]
    J  
  27. .Jackpot! [Active: 19??-19??] [Quartet - Greendale] - Disbanded
  28. .Janesville's Chorus [Active: 19??-] [Janesville]
  29. .Jazzafras [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Madison] K -->
    M  
  30. .Midnight Watchmen [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - ?, 715 area code]
  31. .Midnite Watchmen - Page ( Tom Arneberg) [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Eau Claire, WI and St. Croix Valley, MN]
  32. .Milwaukee Showcase [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Chorus - Milwaukee]
    N  
  33. .Next Quartet, The [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Shullsburg]
  34. .Nightwatch - Page ( Primarily A Cappella) [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Greendale]
          ( Scott Hettig, Matt Martin, Dan Naumann, Paul Wolf)
  35. .Northern Gateway Chorus - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Stevens Point]
  36. .Northern Lights Chorus - Page ( Tom Arneberg) [Active: 19??-] [Dunn County]
    O  
  37. .Olde Tymers, The
          ( Ed Boehm, ?) - (former member: Bob Haase)
  38. .One Button Short [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - city?]
          ( Kelly Aschebrook, Ken Bester, Scott Finley, Bob Starner)
  39. .Opus 2000 [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Chorus - Racine]
  40. .Oshkosh Barbershop Chorus - (see: Winnebagoland Barbershop Chorus)
    P  
  41. .Patchwork - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Green Bay]
          [not Patchwork (the Rock band), or Patchwork (the Jazz band))
          ( Jack Gruselle, Bill Larson, Peewee Reimer, Al Wondrash)
  42. .Premeditated Harmony [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Milwaukee]
  43. .Pride of The Valley - Page ( Diane Garcia) ( FoxArts.Net) [Active: 19??-] [Chorus - Appleton]
    Q  
  44. .Quick Shot [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - city?]
    R  
  45. .Red Cedar Sounds [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Chorus - Colfax]
  46. .Rendition [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Appleton]
  47. .ReZound [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Milwaukee]
  48. .Rheingol, Das - (see: Das Rheingol)
  49. .Rhythm of the River Chorus - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Black River Falls]
  50. .Riverport [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Chorus - Bristol]
    S  
  51. .Shawano Wolf River Harmony [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Chorus - Shawano]
  52. .Sizzle! [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Milwaukee]
  53. .Sound Appeal [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - Greendale (Metro Milwaukee Area)]
  54. .Sound of Madison [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Chorus - Madison]
  55. .Spin [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Milwaukee]
  56. .Spirit of the Lakes Chorus - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Quartet and Chorus] [S.A. Osh06: - Lake Geneva]
          formerly known as Chain O'Lakes Chorus
  57. .Stateline Harmony Chorus - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Janesville]
    T  
  58. .Touch of Old [Active: 19??-] [Quartet - city?]
          ( Don Gibson, Bill Kutscher, Will Mackin, Carl Schumacher)
    U  
  59. .Undecided [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Neenah]
    V  
  60. .Vocal Union [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Madison]
  61. .Voice Mail [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Shawano]
    W  
  62. .Whistle Junction [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Quartet - Lake Geneva]
    Y  
  63. .Yahara River [Active: 19??-] [S.A. Osh06: Chorus - Madison]

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