Meet The Quartet

2017 Midwinter International Seniors Contest in San Antonio

In their years together St Croix Crossing has managed to garner some prestigious awards. The quartet's experience is evident, not only in contests, but shows as well, where they are well known for entertaining audiences in and out of their home district. Since they don't live near each other, they also represent four different chapters and three choruses: the Hilltop Chapter (Great Northern Union), the La Crosse Chapter (Coulee Chordsmen), Greater St.Paul Area Chapter (Northstar Chorus), and the Frank Thorne Chapter.

The Players

Randy Lieble sings Tenor. That's about all he'll tell us, and actually we kinda figured that out for ourselves. He lives in Eau Clair, Wisconsin, and has sung with Dan Heike for many years. He claims to be a regular at Frank Thorne meetings too. (We're hoping they call us for their show.) Other than that, he's the mystery man of the quartet, at least until he bothers to send us something else to put here.
Dan Heike sings Lead with the quartet and hails from Mondovi, WI.   Dan has been involved in vocal music and barbershop for over 45 years and has always been actively involved in quarteting, directing and coaching.  He’s survived  twelve baritones, six basses, three tenors,  four choruses, a district championship, eight cars, sixteen sets of tires and one wife.  (Love you Honey)   Dan spends his non barbershop time as a real estate property manager, auctioneer and dairy farmer.  He should be retired but like most dairy farmers, he had just enough money to get into the business but not enough to get out.  Along with the enjoyment of singing in his present quartet, he is proud to be able to sing with his three sons in a family foursome.

Jared Hoke sings Bass. His parents first noticed his voice very early, as he could yell louder than either of his older siblings. His grade school teachers noticed it next, which led to many “aw, isn’t he cute” solos. Next came church leaders and high school mentors (he claims that he can still sing “O Tannenbaum” in pretty good German), then college and a few years off from singing while plunking piano in a bar band. But he was made for singing, so then came over 20 years with The Minnesota Chorale, and up close and personal experiences with the Great Works, great orchestras and international stages. But even that did not fully prepare him for the best thing of all: Barbershopping, a lovely gift for one so far along in life (he’ll be 71 this year. OMG!)
Steve Hardy sings Baritone. He's been doing the top three parts in various quartets for over 40 years, singing with quartets so numerous he'd rather not start listing them for fear he might forget one or two. (A man's gotta know his limitations.) He has an ancient Bachleor of Music degree and spends much of his time arranging songs nobody has ever heard of before. He claims he's tired of hearing the same worn-out songs over and over, but others suspect he figures if you don't know the words, you won't know when he forgets them. In his early "Wild and Wooley" days, he played trumpet and sang in rock bands around the Twin Cities. Steve has been married to the same woman for over 40 years, and while that's no record, he counts himself fortunate his wife Marylou still thinks he's worth keeping around. They have two adult "children." Steve is retired and is an active member of the Northstar Chorus.

The Places - 2013 and Beyond!

Hopefully we'll be coming to a location near you pretty soon.

Here is a list of Barbershop Shows shows and other performances. (Future dates are nearer the bottom of the list.) We may be busy, but there's always room in the schedule as long as you don't pick a date that's already grabbed by someone else. Frankly, we'd rather be singing for you than almost anything we can think of, so just let us know when to come and we'll be there. (Not listed are some of the numerous performances for fund raisers and both corporate and private parites where the public isn't invited.) If you plan to attend one on the list, send us an email (dan@prettygoodquartet.com), and we can give you place names (and maybe even the right address.) The list is pretty long, so you may have to scroll a ways to find a show near you or see where we're singing next.

The quartet would like to thank the chapters who have had us perform for them, especially those who have had us come for various events on more than one occasion. If your group isn't on this list ... well, you need to speak to your enetertainment person about that, I guess. It's probably not our fault.

January 4 - LOL District Chord College, UWRF, River Falls,WI

January 12 - 2013 International Senior Quartet Championship, Orlando, FL

January 20, 2013 - Joint concert with the Wisconsin Singers, Mondovi, WI

February 9, 2013 - Hearts In Harmony quartet show, Chippewa Falls, WI

March 23, 2013 - Clipper City Chordsmen Show, Manitowoc WI

April 13, 2013 - Dunn County Chapter Show, Colfax WI

April 27, 2013 - Pine Tones Chapter Show, Black River Falls, WI

May 3-4, 2013 - 10,000 Lakes Division & Land O' Lakes International Preliminary Contest, Roseville, MN

June 1, 2013 - Albert Lea Chapter Show, Albert Lea, MN

August 13, 2013 - LaCrosse Chapter Show, LaCrosse, WI

September 20-22, 2013 - Sage Lake Roundup , Grayling MI

September 28, 2013 - Escanaba Chapter Show, Escanaba, MI

October 12, 2013 - Ripon Chapter Show, Ripon, WI

October 25-27, 2013 - Land O' Lakes District Contest and Convention - LaCrosse, WI

November 9, 2013 - Winona Chapter Show, Winona, MN

November 17, 2013 - Forte Milers Chorus (LeRoy, MN), Austin, MN


January 29 - February 2, 2014 - International Senior Quartet Championship, Long Beach, CA

(April 12, 2014 - Milbank Chapter Show, Milbank, SD)

May 2-3, 2014 - Land O' Lakes International Preliminary Contest, Stevens Point, WI

June 10, 2014 - Como Park Pavillion, St Paul, MN

September 13, 2014 - Lake Geneva Chapter Show, Lake Geneva, WI

October 4, 2014 - Stevens Point Show, Stevens Point, WI

October 11, 2014 - Indianhead Chorus, Polk County, WI

October 24-25, 2014 - Land O' Lakes District Contest and Convention, Rochester, MN

December 14, 2014 - Healing Sounds of Christmas, Eau Claire, WI


January 7-10, 2015 - BHS Midwinter Convention/International Senior Quartet Competition, New Orleans, LA

February 8, 2015 - Hearts In Harmony, Chippewa Falls, WI

March 28, 2015 - 10,000 Lakes Division Contest, Stillwater, MN

April 11, 2015 - Appleton Chapter Show, Appleton, WI

April 18, 2015 - Janesville, WI Chapter Show, Janesville, WI

April 25, 2015 - Riverblenders Show, Mankato, MN

May 9, 2015 - Thunder Bay, Ontario Chapter Show, Thunder Bay Ontario.

October 10, 2015 - Lakelanders Show, Faribault, MN

October 23-24, 2015 - Land O' Lakes District Contest and Convention. Oshkosh, WI

November 7, 2015 - Winona Chapter Show, Winona, MN


Jan 26-30, 2016 - BHS Midwinter Convention/International Senior Quartet Competition, Reno, NV

February 20, 2016 Northern Pines Brigade, Plymouth, MN

April 2, 2016 - CroixChordsmen Show, Stillwater, MN

April 16, 2016 - Dunn County Chapter Show, Colfax, WI

April 23, 2016 - Great Northern Union Show (Hilltop), St Paul, MN

April 24, 2016 - LeRoy Show, Austin, MN

April 29-May 1, 2016 - Land O' Lakes International Preliminary and 10,000 Lakes/SW Division Contest, Mankato, MN

June 7, 2016 - Minneapolis Commodore Guest Night, Minneapolis, MN

August 20, 2016 - Lakeland Barbershop Chorus Show, Minocqua, WI

October 8, 2016 - Northstar Chorus Show, St Paul, MN

Oct 21-23, 2016 - Land O' Lakes District Contest and Convention, Appleton, WI


January 10, 2017 - Dunn County Chapter Guest Night, Stout Ale House, 1501 Broadway St, Menomonie, WI

January 13, 2017 - Land O' Lakes Leadership Training Academy, UOW, River Falls, WI

January 17-22, 2017 - BHS Midwineter Convention/International Senior Quartet Competiton, San Antonio, TX

February 12, 2017 - Hearts In Harmony, Chippewa Falls, WI

March 4, 2017 - Pride of Iowa Show, Des Moines, IA

April 1, 2017 - Chordhustler's Show, Windom, MN

April 15, 2017 - Upper Yooper's Show, Marquette, MI

April 29, 2017 - Singing Saints Show, St Cloud, MN

April 30, 2017 - Coulee Chordsmen Show, La Crosse, WI

May 5-7, 2017 - Land O' Lakes International Preliminary, Stevens Point, WI

St Paul Chorus Parade of Quartets, Como Pavilion, St Paul, MN

September 9, 2017 - Food Pantry Benefit, Mondovi High School, Mondovi, WI

September 23, 2017 - Minnesota Zephir Depot, Stillwater, MN

October 27-28, 2017 - Land O' Lakes District Contest and Convention, Rochester, MN


January 16-21, 2018 - BHS Midwinter Convention/International Senior Quartet Competiton, Costa Mesa, CA

February 13, 2018 - Youth In Harmony, Humboldt, IA

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