Who We Are
Who Are We?
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 1984 and has provided 
music leadership for the chorus for the last 33 years. 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
executive are:

President: David Crosbie
Vice President:  Doug Doull
Secretary: Ted Stewart
Treasurer: Dave Robertson
Chapter Development: David Crosbie
Music and Performance: Joe Lobsinger
Public Relations: Ian Crosbie
Program: David Crosbie
Harmonize for Speech: Bob Finley
Sing Canada Liaison: Bob Finley
Uniform Manager: Doug Doull
Sunshine Man: Dale Werner
Member at Large:  Walter Frais
Webmasters: Walter Frais and David Crosbie
Historian: Paul Greaves

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:

Al Scott
Welf Chaytor
Nathan Greaves
Jim Lambert
Bob Grimshaw
John Deelstra
Lorne Wardell
Brad Lynn
Steven Barcroft
Bob Marsh
Randy Meldrum
Bryce Robbins  
George Harris
Bruce McCallum
Bill Boyington 
Welf Chaytor 
Dave Alway
Mark Wighton
Rob Rooke


This award is given annually to the barbershopper 
in the Sarnia chorus who most gave of himself for 
the betterment of the chorus. The 2016
Barbershoppers of the Year are Paul Greaves and Bob Grimshaw.
Congratulations guys!!!

Bob Grimshaw and Joe Lobsinger have been named Barbershoppers of Reknown for 2016. Pictured with Joe and Bob are Gerry Selkirk, Awards Chairman for the Ontario District and David Crosbie, President and Musical Director of the Bluewater Chordsmen.
Bob Grimshaw and Joe Lobsinger have been named Ontario District Barbershoppers of Reknown. Pictured with Bob and Joe are Gerry Selkirk, Ontario District Awards Chairman, and David Crosbie, President and Musical Director of the Chordsmen. Bob and Joe join a group of 11 members (9 present and 2 past) of the Bluewater Chordsmen that have win this award.