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Meet the Guys
Mark Halverstadt is a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both financial management and economics. Currently he lives in Burnsville, Minnesota, where he works in property management. While attending UMM, Mark was on the UMM Soccer Team, was active in the UMM Concert Choir, intramural athletics, and many other organizations and events. While growing up in Corcoran, MN, Mark was a member of the prestigious Land of Lakes Choir Boys. During his tenure in the ensemble, the Land of Lakes Choir Boys were considered to be the number one boys choir in the world. Mark was honored with the title “Choir Boy of the Year” in that same year. In his free time, Mark enjoys disc golfing, skiing, and fishing. Mark sings tenor with Kordal Kombat.
Scott Veenhuis, a native of Slayton, MN, sings lead in the Kordal Kombat Quartet. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences from UMM. While attending high school at Murray County Central, Scott also sang lead for the pop choir group, Rebel Voices. While at UMM Scott participated in both of UMM’s choral ensembles, UMM Jazz, intramural sports, and many other activities. In his free time, Scott enjoys water skiing, disc golfing, working with his father in his woodshop, and playing video games. Scott lives on his family's homestead in Slayton, where he works as an electrician and farms with his father.
Adam Helgeson of Ortonville, MN, sings baritone, and is the founding member of Kordal Kombat Quartet. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal and instrumental music education. Adam was active in the UMM Concert Choir, UMM Jazz Ensembles, and UMM Symphonic Winds. In his free time, Adam enjoys hunting, fishing, disc golfing, skiing, reading, and playing video games. He also enjoys singing with the West Central Connection and the Great Northern Union choruses. Adam is a full-time band director in the Willmar Public School District in Willmar, MN.
Ben Israelson is a senior vocal music performance major at Bemidji State University, and is Kordal Kombat’s bass singer. Ben lives in Minneapolis, MN. He has enjoyed performing in his school’s choirs since he was in middle school. He auditioned for and was selected to join the Minnesota All- State Men’s Choir in 2010. Ben previously studied at UMM, where he was a member of the UMM Concert Choir and played on the rugby team. He also enjoyed being involved with the intramural dodgeball and handball teams. In his free time, Ben likes to tell jokes, watch sports, play video games, travel, and listen to music.