Photo Courtesy of Steve Moshier
The Checkers
Oak Harbor, Washington
1964 - 1965


Jack Andrews ~ Piano
John Bauer ~ Saxophone
Hal Beattie ~ Drums
Leroy Brown ~ Vocals
Dave Havens ~ Guitar
Kathi McDonald ~ Vocals
Steve Moshier ~ Bass
Brent "Squeak" Schwartzmiller ~ Saxophone
Rich Sherman ~ Piano
Eliott Wakefield ~ Trumpet
Tom Welch ~ Drums

In Memory of

Dave Havens
Kathi McDonald

Photo Courtesy of Steve Moshier

The Checkers were our small-town sock hop band from Oak Harbor High in '64 and '65.  I remember them opening for the Bootmen and Mr. Clean, etc. at the local Roller Barn

Bob Ohseik, January 2005

 In addition to the Oak Harbor Roller Barn, we also stayed very busy working most dance halls, college gigs, parties, etc. throughout the Northern Puget Sound region.

Steve Moshier, June 2011

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Last Update:  4 October 2012
Credits: Bob Ohseik, Steve Moshier
Band # 1641