About The Band
REUNION Band is a 7 -piece “Classic Soul & Rock N Roll” ensemble whose roots are traced to a number of rock ’n’ roll bands formed in Kent County, Delaware during the mid-late 60’s and early ’70s.
While some members have performed continuously for over three decades, others played during their high school and college years, then paused to build careers and raise families. In 2007, the passion was reignited by the “Dover All-Stars Reunion Concert” in Rehoboth Beach, bringing together over 30 area musicians to re-create the musical magic of the 60’s and 70’s. The Draw, a new band with built-in history, was created and performed from 2008-2011; its too-brief run ended after the untimely deaths of two founding members. In late 2012, three of the original members recruited additional talented musicians, and REUNION was born.
You can catch REUNION playing all over the state of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and always looking for new venues and events! Check out some of their upcoming shows, browse some past events, or request a booking!
Meet the members of REUNION Band
Meet the members of REUNION Band – Greg Ellingsworth (Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Rhythm Guitars), Robert Marston (Lead Guitar & Vocals), Matt Spong (Bass & Vocals), Glenn Doc Madera (Trumpet & Keyboards), Allan Townsend (Drums & Lead Vocals), Gary Kennett (Congas / Percussion & Vocals), Doug Di Palo (Soprano, Tenor, & Baritone Saxes,). Other guest musicians are frequently featured as well.
Saxophones, Keyboards, Vocals
In Memorandum: We lost our good friend, musical leader, super musician & band mate on September 17,2021 after his 2 courageous fight with Cancer and heart disease caused by his cancer
Chuck began playing saxophone at age 10 under the tutelage of Edwin F. Englehart at Caesar Rodney school. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1981 with a BS in Music Ed. He has taught music at his alma mater and private instruction in woodwinds through various local music stores. He has played with area bands continuously for almost 40 years, including Cook’ n Good, The Cutters, Kathie Martin & the Hot Rods, The Honeycombs, Skinny Leg Pete & Reunion, among others. He also plays in contemporary worship praise bands at Wyoming UMC and Woodside UMC. Hobbies include astrophysics and pinball. Chuck was also a member of Reunion Band from 2013-2019 i& 2020-2021
Lead Guitar, Vocals
Keys, Trumpet, Vocals
Drums and lead vocals
Soprano, Tenor, & Baritone Saxes
Doug started playing tenor saxophone in junior high school on Long Island. Through the high school years Doug was a part of various select stage bands, was heard on radio, and was selected as first tenor saxophone in a New York All-State Band under the direction of Ms. Shirley Holman. His college years were spent playing throughout Long Island and New York City doing studio work and as a member of a cover band performing songs from Billy Joel, Chicago, Santana, and other classic rock artists. When he attended Georgetown University Medical School, he was the musical director of the annual ‘Follies Cabaret.’
Music took a back seat for several years as Doug became a cardiothoracic surgeon, and then in later life an attorney. Now, as fully retired and a new resident of Kent County, Doug has returned to the music scene and joins Reunion Band playing tenor and soprano saxophone
REUNION’s music appeals to all ages, with songs from The Beatles, Van Morrison, the soulful R & B of both Motown & Memphis, and Funk with covers from The Commodore’s, Tyrone Davis The Temptations to Wild Cherry. Also featured are tunes from the 80’s and 90’s and beyond featuring The Counting Crows, Steve Winwood and The Heavy’s plus a wide range of dance tunes. Anchored by a tight rhythm section, driving horns, and topped off with powerful vocals, REUNION delivers Good Times and Great Music!