RMA to Feature Live Performance by The Melody Men on Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 24, The Melody Men, the community outreach choral group of the RMA, will perform selections from The Great American Songbook, in addition to country, folk, and pop songs. 

Their presentation, beginning at 11:00, will be in-person and the community is invited to attend. You  can also view the presentation on ZOOM. 


“The song is ended but the Melody Men linger on.” Paraphrasing Irving Berlin’s lyrics, the group will perform selections from The Great American Song Book, in addition to country, folk and pop songs.

Since 1975, when Wally Pennels formed the group, for its first performance at an annual RMA dinner, the Melody Men have been the community outreach choral group of the RMA. Bill Van Brunt succeeded Wally, and in 1985 well known orchestra leader Bob Button took over. Erf Porter succeeded Bob in 2012. He passed the baton to Win Adkins and Tom Healy, who is currently the music director with former record label executive Bob Morgan as the group’s fabulous accompanist. Tony Cocchi and Joe Mancinelli ably completethe leadership team today.

The group performs about 30 times during the Spring and Fall to appreciative senior audiences throughout Westchester and Fairfield counties. Some of the venues are Greenwich Woods, River/Hill Houses, Nathaniel Witherell, the MEWS, Edgehill, Waterstone, Waveny, and Atria Senior Living in Rye Brook, Darien and Stamford, to name a few. Last year the Melody Men proudly logged in over 1,130 volunteer hours.

The Melody Men have also performed the National Anthem at Citi Field before two Mets games, the Greenwich Town Party, the 9/11 Town Memorial Service, and annually at the Greenwich Old Timers’ Dinner. They are always seeking new venues that are looking for an upbeat hour of music, fun and cheer. Hope to see you soon