September 4th 2010 - Oceanaires Debut
at the Los Angeles Sweet & Hot Festival

Oceanaires Performing at Sweet and Hot Festival
Director Todd Kolberg leads the 2010 Oceanaires at the first ever performance of a BSQ Society Chorus at the annual LA Sweet and Hot Music Festival


March 27th 2010 - Generation Gap Performs for Luna Family Benefit

Older But Wiser: (from left) Bob Heron, Baritone; Vance Heron, Bass; Bruce Schroffel, Lead; Ben Lowe, Tenor Seen Here with LA City Councilman Bill Rosendahl

Older But Wiser sang Saturday at a block party to benefit The Luna Family hard hit by a fire which destroyed the house they were renting. They were virtually wiped out and a family member remains in critical condition at Santa Monica Hospital. Seen here OBW serenades LA Councilman Bill Rosendahl with a special version of Down Our Way. The quartet did a walkaround and brief set before the fundrasing auction.

Jan 24th, 2010 - Oceanaires visit Gale Williams: Panhandling for Dot's Home Made Bread no Doubt...

Oceanaires Sing for Gale

Here's a note Gale sent us yesterday:

HI Fellow Barbershoppers,

Thank you for singing those grand and harmoniously entertaining songs
for my enjoyment. I truly got a delight listening to you guys. I
tried to sing a little with you but I don't have much voice these
days. My trac really limits my singing. I still have hopes to sing
again but I know that I'm not there yet. I really miss singing with you guys.

It's great to see new faces and to hear about your new performances.

See attached picture of the Sunday Jan 24, 2010, group who sang for me.

Keep harmonizing,
Gale Williams, Bass for 4 years...

Oceanaires (from left):Bob Wilson, Terry O'Shaunessey, Tom Laskey, David Erickson, Bill Finlan, Gale Williams, Ben Lowe, Alan Hansen, Dick Keagy, Vance Heron, Jerry Walker, and Bruce Schroffel
Our Pal Gale


April 20th, 2009: Oceanaires support American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Third annual appearance.

Relay For Life

Dear Santa Monica Oceanaires,

Thank you for your time to  participate in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.. I hope you know how much I appreciate your generosity  and care about such an important cause. Together, we are making progress and together, we will defeat cancer. Your presentation was excellent.  You are an inspiration to those who listened to you. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to participate in the closing ceremony.Thanks for everything!

Carolyn Haselkorn

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Oceanires Attend
3rd Annual Pico Blvd Arts Festival

Oceanires barbershoppers entertain in a barbershop as part of the 3rd Annual Pico Blvd Arts Festival. (l-r: David Erickson-Bass, Bruce Schroffel-Lead, Robert Leeberg-Tenor, Jim Leedom-Baritone)



Oceanaires on a Weekend in August

Classy Barbershopers

Proving that Barbershoppers are versatile, six Oceanaires joined the 140-voice Chorus for the California Philharmonic presentation of Beethoven's Ninth: Ode to Joy on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Disney Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Bruce Schrofel, Bob Heron and Art Purcell (all back row) added their voices to the Bass section. Todd Kolberg, Pat Kellogg and Bernard Samstag sang the high notes in the Tenor section. The same chorus performed an identical concert the night before at the Los Angeles Arboretum as part of the CalPhil on the Grass Summer Program. The brand new choral group was recently formed just for this concert, but plans include similar performances in the near future, perhaps under the title of CalPhil Chorus. ---Samstag