Video & Notes from the May 17, 2019 FFA Concert Fundraiser

On Friday, May 17th, the Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) performed at the student Future Farmers of America (FFA) Fundraiser. The concert/dance was held at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School in Harwich.  Cape Cod Tech’s FFA award-winning Nursery Landscaping Team had previously competed with and bested all other schools in MA and is now sending that team on to compete in the upcoming 2019 National competition in Indianapolis.  Money raised through this event went toward helping to finance that effort.

Attendees were impressed by the students in attendance and praised them as being polite, helpful and dedicated to the education that were getting from their teachers and their school.  Others commented how much they enjoyed watching how much fun the teens were having trying to dance to the swing music that their parents (read “grandparents”) used to!  A number of the students even remarked how much they enjoyed listening to the earlier style music.

In deference to the average (younger) age of the audience, SDSE decided to perform “something new” in addition to their usual repertoire of music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s with some more recent pieces hat might be more recognizable to the crowd.  Among those newer pieces was Bohemian Rhapsody (originally performed by the rock group Queen), and we have attached a video of that selection here for you to enjoy.

FFA students are continuing to try to raise money for their trip to the Indianapolis competition by doing yard cleanups, light landscaping, and other odd jobs.  If you would like to help them out and contribute to their well-earned effort, you might want to contact the school to find out their availability to do this type of work for you.

Photos & Notes from the May 11, 2019 Dave Birtwell Remembery Walk

On Sunday, May 11th, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) performed during a fundraiser sponsored by The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center (AFSC) of Cape Cod. The band performed on the Harwich Bandstand in Brooks Park which served as the focal point for the event fundraiser and Walk.  The weather cooperated for the first time in years since this event has been held, but band members were still a bit chilly on the bandstand (check out the photos)!
 
The crowd for the fundraiser not only enjoyed great music by the Sound Dunes, but also a Salsa dance demonstration and instruction session and stimulating speeches by a number of guest speakers.  After the walk, the participants enjoyed an excellent free BBQ staffed by volunteer Ed McManus which included hot dog and hamburger refreshments. 
 
The AFSC and the Birtwell Family thanked everyone for their generosity!
 
Here are a few photos that were taken during the SDSE performance from the May 11th event….

May 17 – FFA Concert Fundraiser

Cape Cod Regional Tech

presents

Future Farmers of America Concert Fundraiser

Friday, May 17th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
351 Pleasant Lake Avenue
Harwich, MA

LIVE Big Band Music of

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

An Evening of Informal Dancing and Fun!!

Swing, Latin, Ballroom, and Pop Music

$10 per person to Benefit the FFA Landscaping Team National Competition Trip

Cape Cod Tech’s FFA award-winning Nursery Landscaping Team has competed with and bested all other schools in MA and is sending that team on to compete in the upcoming 2019 National competition in Indianapolis. This fundraiser will help to finance that effort.


TICKETS available at the door
For questions contact Cassie Madru at 20201648@techstudents.us

Click Here for FFA Concert Fundraiser Flyer

May 11 – Dave Birtwell Memorial Walk — LIVE Music by the Sound Dunes

Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod presents

Dave Birtwell Memorial Walk for Alzheimer’s

Saturday, May 11, 12PM – 2PM

(Walk Registration begins at 11AM)

Brooks Park
Oak Street/Cape Cod Rail Trail
Harwich Center, MA

Featuring LIVE Music of

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

LIVE MUSIC BY THE SOUND DUNES SWING ENSEMBLE! (12PM – 2PM)

Food by Grill Master Ed McManus


Walk benefits patients and families living with Alzheimer’s and dementia problems

Click Here for Dave Birtwell Memorial Walk Flyer