On July 3rd, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) headlined for the Dennis Independence Day Concert on the Green celebration. The event took place at the iconic Dennis Village Green Bandstand and was sponsored by the Dennis Village Improvement Society. The celebration was well-attended by families with children, both young and old alike. In addition to the Swing Music fare that we are most noted for (ex: In the Mood, Getting Sentimental Over You, etc.), SDSE performed a number of patriotic songs (God Bless America, Stars and Stripes Forever, etc.) in keeping with the upcoming holiday and a variety of more recently composed popular tunes (like YMCA and New York, New York) for some of the youngsters in the crowd.
Apart from SDSE, the show included a performance by the 4-part harmony a Capella group, “Who’s the Boss?” as well as their joint performance with the band of “Java Jive”, made famous in 1941 by The Ink Spots. The quartet charmed many in the audience with their humorous old-style tunes and surprise impromptu “choreography”.
It was a delightful evening for all with many of the smaller children enjoying donning free patriotic hats and waving flags. The children also seemed to enjoy interacting with the SDSE vocalists much to the delight of both Tom J and Linda D (our male and female vocalists).
Here are a few photos that we took during the SDSE performance from the July 3rd event….