Formed in 1945, our Chapter has been entertaining small and large audiences in the Sarnia and surrounding area for more than 70 years.
Our mission statement is “to preserve, promote and encourage the barbershop style by striving for excellence in performance and presentation in public and private performances and by sharing the love and knowledge of that style and music of all forms, with people of all ages.
Dave Crosbie was appointed director of the Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen chorus in 1988 and has provided music leadership for the chorus since then. Currently Dave Crosbie, Ian Crosbie and Joe Lobsinger are active directors of the chorus. They lead a dedicated music team to ensure that a high level of professionalism and singing quality is maintained in the chapter.
In order to run an organization like the Sarnia Bluewater Chordsmen, there is a need for an executive
committee to handle day-to-day activities as well as medium and short range planning. The 2017
President: David Crosbie
Past President: Doug Doull
Secretary: Ted Stewart
Chapter Development - David Crosbie
Music and Performance - Ian Crosbie
Public Relations: David and Ian Crosbie
Program: David Crosbie
Harmonize for Speech: Bob Finley
Sing Canada Liaison: Bob Finley
Youth In Harmony - David Crosbie
Uniform Manager: Doug Doull
Sunshine Man: Dale Werner
Member at Large: Walter Frais
Member at Large: Joe Lobsinger
Webmasters: Walter Frais and David Crosbie
Historian: Paul Greaves
Script Writer - Dave Alway
Directors and Chorus Coaches: David Crosbie, Ian Crosbie and Joe Lobsinger.
In addition to those listed above, the following are members of the Sarnia chorus:
Walter Frais and Welf Chaytor have been named Ontario District Barbershoppers of Reknown for 2017. Walt and Welf join a group of 13 members (11 present and 2 past) of the Bluewater Chordsmen that have won this award. Congraulations Walt and Welf.
SARNIA BARBERSHOPPER OF THE YEAR :
This award is given annually to the barbershopper(s)
in the Sarnia chorus who most gave of himself/themselves for
betterment of the Bluewater Chordsmen. The 2019
Barbershoppers of the Year are Bob Grimshaw, Rob Rooke and Ian Crosbie.