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 34 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
Past 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
Chorus Manager: Jim Lambert
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:

Al Scott
Welf Chaytor
Nathan Greaves
Bob Grimshaw
John Deelstra
Lorne Wardell
Brad Lynn
Bob Marsh
Randy Meldrum
Bryce Robbins  
George Harris
Bruce McCallum
Bill Boyington 
Welf Chaytor 
Mark Wighton
Rob Rooke
Dan Donohue
Donnie Martin
Paul Crosbie
Jim Scully
Denton Nelson
Walter Schneider
Scott Ritchie

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 awardCongraulations Walt and Welf. 

This award is given annually to the barbershopper 
in the Sarnia chorus who most gave of himself for 
the betterment of the chorus. The 2017
Barbershoppers of the Year are Ted Stewart and Joe Lobsinger.
Congratulations guys!!!