Olde Thyme
Harmony Quartet

About Us

Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet is a barbershop quartet comprised of four uniquely witty and charming individuals: Don, Tim, Jacob, and Tom (the new guy). Click on each member's image to read a little about him.

Don Horton the LEAD singer has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1967. Don is a real estate broker and appraiser. He began singing at Ferris State University in 1957 singing with the Crimson & Gold Choir and the Varsity Four barbershop quartet. He has sung in the Society with the Shia-Guys, Patch Chords, Collector's Choice, 4 County Connection, Pittsburgh Squealers, Sufficient Grounds and now Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet over the past 48 years.

As past Chapter President, Board Member, Program VP, Barbershopper of the Year, Don has always stayed active in the chapter.

Don & wife Sandy of over 50 years reside in Corunna MI. Don is the contact for the quartet his phone number is 517-202-1225.

Tim Oliver is the BARITONE (Bari) and before that was the Lead singer. Tim got his Barbershop start singing in the quartet for the Owosso Community Players production of the MUSIC MAN. Shortly thereafter he became a member of the Society. He sings in the Capitol City Chordsmen Chorus and is an alumnus of the MSU SPARTAN BAND. He spent 8 years as the LEAD singer in Sufficient Grounds quartet.

Tim is a Doctor in Owosso specializing in Family Practice. He and his wife Marcia also reside in Owosso, MI.

Jacob is our TENOR, and at 27 years of age is by far the youngest member of the quartet. Don Horton (LEAD) met Jacob when he was only six months old, bringing his quartet to the Christmas party of the real estate company owned by Jacob's family. Don has sung for Jacob almost every year since, and in 2007, invited him into the Barbershop Harmony Society. Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet was formed two years thereafter, with Jacob happily becoming the original tenor.

Jacob can sing all four parts, and he also has perfect pitch, so there is no need for the quartet to carry a pitch pipe. He has also arranged several songs for the quartet, including The Old Rugged Cross, and What's It Gonna Take To Make You Smile.

Jacob is single, and lives in Fenton with his parents, brother and sisters.

Kel has loved music since he was a small boy.  He sang in grade school, middle school, and high school choirs.  There, he had the opportunity to sing in Gilbert and Sullivan productions and the musical Brigadoon.  While attending the University of Wisconsin, he was a member of the general choir.  He developed the major part of his musical abilities from taking piano lessons for six years.  He loves to sing karaoke (mostly Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra).  Over the years, he has also sung for weddings.  Barbershop singing is a new experience for him, and he is happy and excited to be part of Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet.  He is an attorney in the Lansing area.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Sam and visiting their son's in Arizona.  When not singing or traveling, he and Sam also enjoy spending time with friends at their summer home on Pretty Lake near Mecosta, Michigan.


Rates for Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet performances vary from weekdays to weekends. Rates may be modified for the type and length of performance.

For a firm commitment please contact Don Horton (Lead), Ph.517-202-1225 or e-mail Don at melodies780@gmail.com


Song List

Songs on Priority List

  • All I Do is Dream of You
  • Thank You Lord For Music
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Armed Forces Medley
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Cups (You're Gonna Miss Me
    When I'm Gone)
  • Old Rugged Cross
  • You Are My Sunshine


  • In the Garden
  • Irish Blessing
  • It Is Well With My Soul
  • Ride the Chariot

Show Tunes

  • Coney Island Baby
  • The Longest Time
  • So Happy Together
  • Zip pity Doo Dah


Barbershop Standards

  • All I Do Is Dream of You
  • Darkness on the Delta
  • Down Our Way
  • Happy Birthday
  • Honey / Little 'Lize
  • I'm Sittin on Top of the World
  • The Longest Time
  • If
  • Mary Lou
  • McNamara's Band
  • Hey Hey Good Lookin
  • Muskrat Ramble
  • On That Sunny Side of the Street
  • Shine on Me
  • Wait 'til the Sun Shines Nellie
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Sentimental Journey

Contest Songs

  • Hey Hey Good Lookin
  • I Never See Maggie Alone
  • Piano Roll Blues
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Side by Side
  • What Does It Take to Make You Smile

 Love Songs

  • I Love You Truly
  • Happy Birthday/Anniversary
  • Heart of My Heart
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • My Wild Irish Rose
  • Sweet & Lovely
  • Sweet Roses of Morn


  • God Bless America
  • Star Spangled Banner


  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • Jingle Bells
  • O Holy Night
  • Silent Night
  • Soldier Silent Night
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Kids Songs

  • Brown Squirrel



Contact Us

Don Horton
Phone:  517-202-1225
E-mail:  melodies780@gmail.com

Tom Smeltzer
Phone: 248-933-5960
E-mail: msmeltzer@comcast.net