On Sunday, October 20th, 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 in the 2nd floor auditorium of the Provincetown landmark Town Hall building which also served as the focal point for the event fundraiser and Walk.
The fundraiser was well-attended by a very enthusiastic participating crowd of supporters. After the walk, the participants gathered in the 2nd floor auditorium of the Town Hall to celebrate with food, live music by SDSE, and dancing.
The AFSC thanked everyone for their generosity!
Here are a few photos that were taken during the SDSE performance from the October 20th event….
On Friday, September 27th, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) performed at the Fall Frolic Dance sponsored by Harwich Council on Aging (HCoA). The dance was held in the auditorium of the Harwich Community Center. Those who attended the FREE public event were treated to an assortment of Swing, Latin, Ballroom, and Jazz dance music, along with an occasional more recent selection.
The dance was a great success and very well attended. The band was additionally delighted by the good number of people who danced during their performance. The attached photos from the event give you an idea of the many dancers and toe-tappers who apparently greatly enjoyed themselves during the evening…
On Sunday, August 11th, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) performed during a Summer Strawberry Swing Dance Social. The event was billed as “an old fashioned community summer social” and was hosted by The First Congregational Church of Harwich on the grounds of the church.
The weather cooperated magnificently and the crowd not only enjoyed a beautiful summer afternoon, but also some great music by the Sound Dunes with vocals by Linda DeLorey and Tom Jahnke.
Here are a few photos that were taken during the SDSE performance from the August 11th event….
On Saturday, August 10th, the Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) performed at the Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers’ sponsored “Pop-up, No Frills Dance” for Betsy’s Ballroom at the Yarmouth Senior Center. The event was by all accords an outstanding success. The dancers thoroughly enjoyed the live Big Band music, the song selection, and the quality of the performance. Many of the dancers commented on the thrill of dancing to a live big band, since they normally dance to recorded music or small combos. The organizer of the event, Leora Amir, was very happy with the great turnout and enthusiasm of both the band and the dancers.
Although we did have a camera there to record video, unfortunately it was not positioned properly in order to capture any of the CCBD dancers. But here is a snippet of one of the songs from the evening. “Cuban Pete” (1936). It was originally performed by Louis Armstrong in 1937, then more popularly by Desi Arnaz (1946), and more recently by Jim Carey in the film “The Mask” (1994).
By the end of the evening, we received a ton of compliments and, best of all, a commitment to have us back again!
Dennis Village Green Bandstand
Featuring LIVE Music of
“The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble”
The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble will be performing at the “Summer Band Concerts on the Green”, MONDAY, JULY 1ST. This FREE program is sponsored and hosted by the Village Improvement Society of Dennis and is held on the Village Green Bandstand on Route 6A in Dennis, starting at 7:00PM.
In honor of Independence Day, the Sound Dunes will pay tribute to the women and men of our armed services with our rendition of several patriotic songs, along with the help of the audience. The performance will also celebrate some of the greatest American composers, bandleaders, and vocalists from the 30s and 40s through the 70s. Audience participation is welcome, so feel free to sing along or get up and dance!