July 3 – Sound Dunes on the Green

Sound Dunes at Dennis Bandstand on the Green

Monday, July 3, Event starts at 7PM

Dennis Village Bandstand
Route 6A at Bass River Rd
Dennis, MA

Join us for a the summer outdoor concert at the Dennis Village Green Bandstand. The Sound Dunes, together with the a capella quartet “Who’s the Boss”, are proud to have been invited by the Village Improvement Society of Dennis to perform for their Fourth of July celebration on Monday evening, July 3d at the Bandstand (Route 6A at Bass River Road). Our performance will begin at 7PM.

The band and quartet are working on a program that will have something for “children of all ages”:
— Patriotic tunes and recognition of past and present members of our Armed Forces
— Big band music and vocals from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s for listening to, singing along with, or even dancing to!
— Novelty tunes for the “younger” kids
— A few surprises!

Admission is FREE however donations will be graciously accepted on behalf of The Village improvement Society of Dennis.

We hope to see you on July 3d at the Dennis Village Bandstand.

Photo & Notes from the April 23 NEFFA Sound Dunes Performance

On April 23rd, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble performed at the New England Folk Festival Association’s (NEFFA’s) annual event in Mansfield, MA.   This annual folk festival exhibits and aims to blend dance, music, crafts, and food from many places and cultures.  This year was NEFFA’s 73rd annual Festival and was a great experience for all ensemble members who participated.

NEFFAThe Festival is run by the New England Folk Festival Association, a cultural and educational, volunteer-run, non-profit organization.  The talent of all performers is also provided on a volunteer-basis.   The event is known for its varied social dance program, which includes traditional square dancing, international folk dancing, couple dancing, swing dancing, and more.  SDSE’s performance followed an introductory workshop on swing dancing and most of the workshop participants and instructors remained with us after their workshop to dance to our musical performance.

Our band had an excellent time entertaining the crowd as you can see from the photos of the event which follow…..

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Our ensemble was pleased to be joined at this event by Gabe Gouveia, who had generously donated a good portion of the group’s regular repertoire of arrangements, who played keyboard with us (photo below), and his son Jonathan on bass.

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