"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"

Minneapolis Commodores Riser Project


In early 2019, the Minneapolis Commodores purchased a new set of risers to address some safety issues with our old ones. In conjunction with this, we decided to initiate a program that would allow a chorus member (sponsor) to thank those who helped them somewhere on their musical journey. This would involve “purchasing” a riser step and installing the name of that individual on that step. These honorees could be a teacher, choral/music director, an inspirational quartet, someone whose time and expertise helped build Barbershopping in the chapter, or maybe someone who was there to provide a gentle nudge in the right direction when you needed it.

These individuals and groups (those giants upon whose shoulders we will now figuratively and literally stand) have made a difference in our lives and to all of them, especially those who continue to inspire us today, we owe a great deal of heartfelt thanks.

Below is a link list of the current honorees that grace our riser steps.  To learn more about the honoree, just click on the link.  ENJOY!


Jim Richards                       Hut Four                        Hardin Olson

Easy Listenin'                     Paul Wigley                    Dave Speidel 

Gary Jacobson                    Ham 'N' Wry                   Bob Matchinsky Sr. & Jr.

Brother Paul Turner           Al Eaton                         Sounds Of Renown

Dave Bechard                    Ethel Ortenburger          Just One More

Shawn Hunter                   Dick Hartmann               BOMP!

Harold Ulring                    Brooks Bergersen           Happiness Emporium

Grandma's Beaus





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E-mail: [email protected]



952.232.7971  (Tony Mason - President)


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Minneapolis Commodores
17760 Jalisco Way 
Lakeville,  MN 55044