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 43 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) having recently switched from the Lead singer. Tim got his Barbershop start a few years ago singing in the quartet for the Owosso Community Players production of the MUSIC MAN. Shortly thereafter he became a member of the Society. He is the LEAD section leader of the Capitol City Chordsmen Chorus. Tim 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 22 years old is by far the youngest member of the quartet. Don Horton (LEAD) met Jacob when he was only six months old, bringing his quartet, Collector's Choice, to the Christmas party of his grandparents' real estate company. Don sang for Jacob almost every year since, and about three years ago invited him to join the Barbershop Harmony society. Jacob first joined the Flint chapter, but later transferred his membership to Lansing where he sings BASS in the Capital City Chordsmen Chorus.

In December of 2009, he was invited to help form the Olde Thyme Harmony Quartet, which was then unnamed. Since the quartet needed a TENOR, he agreed to step in. 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 the songs Thank You Soldiers and The Old Rugged Coss for the quartet.

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

Tom is a 30 plus year Barbershoper and has sung in several quartets in including "Cordinary Guys" Novice champs in 1986 and "In The Neighborhood" Senior Champs in 2004. He started with the Oakland County Chapter in 1980, went to the Wayne Chapter in 1985 and sang with the Wayne Renaissance Chorus in the International contest in 1986. Joined the Grosse Pointe Chorus in 1993 to present.

Other musical groups include - Fort Street Choral from 1981 to 1989, Judelairs - 1988 to 1993.

Tom is originally from Benzonia, Michigan. Served in the Army from 1958 to 1961. Graduated from Michigan State University in 1967. Worked for IBM out of college until he formed his own business in 1972. Presently owns FireService Management which serves Fire Departments in the Midwest.


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


  • Feb 14Singing ValentinesShiawassee County, MI
  • Jul 1Library RededicationOwosso, MI
  • Jan 12Owosso Central School Teacher Appreciation Dinner
  • Jan 19Lansing Annual Dinner
  • Feb 14Singing Valentines (all over Shiawassee County)
  • Apr 11Retirement ComplexHowell, MI
  • Apr 11Barbershop Harmony 75th Anniversary CellebrationBattle Creek, MI
  • Apr 19 - 20Pioneer Dist. ContestTraverse City, MI
  • May 4Masonic Lodge Widow Appreciation DinnerRoseville, MI
  • May 1085th Birthday PartyMitchell Fish House, Lansing, MI
  • May 15Grosse Pointe Chapter Guest Night
  • May 2580th Birthday PartyTaylor, MI
  • May 3150th Wedding AnniversaryRochester, NY
  • Jun 8Family ReunionChelsea, MI
  • Jun 15Kalamazoo College Emeritus Banquet
  • Jul 2 - 7International Barbershop ConventionToronto, ON
  • Jul 20Pioneer District Quartet Boot CampOkemos, MI
  • Jul 2790th Birthday PartyLapeer, MI
  • Aug 173 Generation Birthday PartyFarmington Hills, MI
  • Aug 18Bridal ShowerNovi, MI
  • Aug 2510:30 amFirst Methodist ChurchSt. Johns, MI
  • Sep 13WeddingDetroit, MI
  • Sep 277:30 pmGrosse Pointe Chapter Show
  • Sep 28Gratiot Co. Chapter Show3:00 & 8:00 pm
  • Oct 18 - 20Pioneer District ConventionKalamazoo, MI
  • Oct 26Battle Creek Chapter Cabaret Show
  • Jan 14Lansing Chapter InstallationLansing, MI
  • Jan 20Marilyn Grove Birthday PartyGoodell, MI
  • Jan 29Gaylord Chapter InstallationGaylord, MI
  • Feb 14Singing Valentines (Throughout Shiawassee Co.)
  • Mar 3Lansing Chapter Barbershop ShowEast Lansing, MI
  • Mar 16Respite Fund Raise Auction & Dinner
  • Mar 18Huron Valley Barbershop Show
  • Apr 20Battle Creek Convention
  • May 12with Larry Wise, Lansing 50th Wedding Reception
  • May 125 pmwith Bob Fox, Flushing 84th Birthday
  • May 141 pm5th Floor Memorial Health Care for Long Term Care Patients
  • May 151 pmLadies Literary ClubGrand Rapids, MI
  • May 154 pmHazel Findley HomeSt. Johns, MI
  • Jun 93 pmArtist MarketGrand Rapids, MI
  • Jun 95 pmCutlerville FestivalCutlerville, MI
  • Jun 161 pmRelay for LifeCorunna, MI Fairgrounds
  • Jun 227 pmOlde Thyme Harmony Quartet and the Capitol City ChordsmenLake Lansing Park Bandshell
  • Jun 238 pm50th Birthday PartyGrand Rapids, MI
  • Jun 249:30 amParticipate in the Service at Trinity Lutheran Church, Trenton, MI
  • Jun 242 pmFreedom Concert w/Trinity Lutheran ChurchTrenton High School, Trenton, MI
  • Jun 245 pmFreedom Concert w/Trinity Lutheran ChurchTrenton High School, Trenton, MI
  • Jun 302 pmBridal ShowerFlushing, MI
  • Jul 5Belleville Concert in the Park OTHQthe Park OTHQ
  • Jul 6Lansing LugnutsLansing
  • Jul 18Roty Cocktails/Dinner OCC
  • Jul 21Quartet Boot CampOkemos, MI
  • Aug 47 pmWedding ReceptionRoyal Oak, MI
  • Aug 104:15 pmMint FestivalSt. Johns, MI
  • Aug 1810 amBush League ContestGaylord, MI
  • Oct 137:30 pmLansing Chapter ShowCharlotte, MI
  • Oct 19 - 21Pioneer District ContestBattle Creek, MI
  • Oct 275 pm50th Wedding AnniversaryOwosso, MI
  • Jun 26St. Johns First United Methodist Church
  • Jul 1Vista Grande Villa Retirement HomeJackson, MI
  • Jul 2CPA Client Appreciation PartyMiddleton, WI
  • Jul 3090th Birthday Party (for a barbershopper)Mansfield, OH
  • Aug 10St. Johns Summer Concert (In the Park Series)St. Johns, MI
  • Aug 14Westgate Wesleyan ChurchOwosso, MI
  • Aug 19Bush League ContestGaylord, MI
  • Sep 25Wesleyan Church ServiceYpsilanti, MI
  • Dec 13MHC Ladies Aux. Holiday Luncheon
  • Dec 13Legacy Realty, Inc.Fenton, MI
  • Dec 15Grace Hetrick 90th BirthdayRochester, MI
  • Dec 20Grace Haven Nursing HomeSt. Johns, MI

Song List

Songs on Priority List

  • The Lord's Prayer
  • The Old Rugged Cross
  • All I Do is Dream of You


  • In the Garden
  • Irish Blessing
  • Daddy Sang Bass
  • Ride the Chariot

Show Tunes

  • Coney Island Baby
  • Edelweiss
  • Lida Rose
  • The Longest Time
  • So Happy Together
  • Zippity Doo Dah


Barbershop Standards

  • Darkness on the Delta
  • Down Our Way
  • Happy Birthday
  • Honey / Little 'Lize
  • I'm Sittin on Top of the World
  • Java Jive
  • The Longest Time
  • Mary Lou
  • McNamara's Band
  • Muskrat Ramble
  • Shine on Me
  • Wait 'til the Sun Shines Nellie
  • You Are My Sunshine

Contest Songs

  • First Hello to Last Goodbye
  • I Never See Maggie Alone
  • Introductions
  • Piano Roll 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


  • Cohen Medley
  • Dixie
  • 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



Contact Us

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

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