COVID-19 Update:  To help with the current rate of COVID-19 infections, the Commodores will be requiring that all members and guests must be masked at all times during our rehearsals at Mayflower church.  This mask mandate will stay in affect until the current infection rate is at a level that will allow mask-free rehearsals.  Stay safe and healthy and keep singing!


Honoree : BOMP!  (Quartet)

Sponsor : BOMP!

In 2015, Dan Cole wanted to put together a quartet to sing Doo-Wop music from the 50s and60s. He found three other guys - Andy Cook, Jim Johannsen, and Harvey Weiss. They liked the Doo-Wop idea and it clicked. They were soon getting accepted in the Barbershop community and getting gigs at birthdays, private parties, and especially, senior centers. Their music choices seemed to resonate with old and young.

They’ve sung many times to seniors in memory residences and are always amazed to see faces brighten up and lips and bodies start to move along with our songs. 

This past year, Jim elected to retire from the group due to health issues. Fortunately, Mark Ortenburger, also a member of the Minneapolis Commodores, expressed interest in joining and becoming the quartet’s baritone.

Today BOMP! Advertises itself as an “A Cappella Doo-Wop Quartet with a Barbershop Flavor”. Quite a mouthful but something that attempts to encompass their repertoire to those who don’t know them. BOMP! hopes to continue having fun singing and performing in their little niche of the local music world for anyone who will have them. Whether it be for birthdays, senior events, parties, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, parks and community events, they are always ready to sing.

Contact us

Looking for a unique excitement for your next event?
You've found it . . . the Minneapolis Commodore Chorus!
We would be delighted to sing for you! Enjoy our tunes, both old and new. 
Whatever your entertainment requirements might be, we can design a package to fit your needs.
You will find our novel brand of showmanship and ringing harmony a refreshing change.



General Inquiries

E-mail: [email protected]



651-247-6319  (Dave Casperson - President)


Mailing Address

Minneapolis Commodores
16129 Interlachen Blvd
Lakeville, MN  55044