Holland Windmill Chorus Leadership

2017 HWC Officers/Board of Directors

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Officers' Bios

 

Mike Oonk2 Mike Oonk, President, Zeeland, is an independent insurance inspector, holds a Hope College music degree, has directed choirs for a number of local churches and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and directed West Shore Chapter of Sweet Adelines (female barbershop chorus), in addition to performing professionally in folk, rock and classical groups and as a soloist. He joined the Barbershop Harmony Society at age 13, the son of a championship quartetter, and directed the Holland Windmill Chorus in the 1970s.

 

vandehoefDarrell VandeHoef, Treasurer and VP of Music/Performance, Zeeland is a farmer, Manufacturing consultant, and all-round Renaissance man.  In his 32 years of Barbershopping, he has appeared in the Music Man 4 times, as a baritone, a bass, and twice as a tenor!

 

 

Bill McAndrew2Bill McAndrew, VP of Chapter/Member Development, Holland, is an IT Systems Administrator for Magna Corporation, and also serves as president of the West Michigan Savoyards (a Gilbert & Sullivan performance troupe).  He joined the Chorus in 1990, has held several VP positions and is a regular performer in chapter quartets, one of which won a Novice Quartet Championship in 1994. He sings lead in the quartet  BreakTime.

 

ellisJohn Ellis, Secretary, Zeeland, is retired from 40 years in the steel industry and does volunteer work at Zeeland Community Hospital. He discovered barbershop singing in 1992, joined Holland Windmill Chorus after moving here in 2001, was the Chapter's 2003 "Barbershopper of the Year", is a Chapter past-president and manages the Chapter's Singing Valentines program.

 

Peters2John Peters, VP of Marketing/PR, Saugatuck, retired from his own industrial public relations agency in 2005, helped organize LAND (Laketown Alliance for Neighborly Development) and is an active volunteer with Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society. A former college and church choir singer recently introduced to barbershop hamony, he joined Holland Windmill Chorus in 2007.

 

SchnuckelGene Schnuckel, Member at Large, Zeeland is a recently retired logistics professional.  He sings in the lead section.

 

 

 

 

LyonJoe Lyons, Member at Large, Ferrysburg is a retired salesman, after 43 years in the metal processing industry.  Joe has sung in various local churches and choirs, and found his way to Barbershop in 2013.

 

 

 

 
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