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….
Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year from the Sound Dunes
In keeping with the sentiments of the season, a number of the members of the Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) helped organize and participate in the Living Creche event in Dennis Village during mid-December. The evening started with a choral concert by the Dennis Union Church Choir, followed by a candlelight procession along Route 6A to the Dennis Village Green and gazebo. Upon reaching the Green, the New Testament story of the Nativity was read and enacted by local adults and children, live cattle, goats, a very personable donkey, and an infant who portrayed the baby Jesus. Here are several photos from the event. Perhaps next December you may want to attend the event as a way to start off your holiday season.
Again, Happy New Year to all of you!
P.S.: Just a note about our next SDSE event….an informal Dance at the Harwich Community Center hosted by the Harwich Council on Aging. The dance event is FREE and will be held on Friday, February 15th, from 6 to 8 PM with LIVE music provided by The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble for your dancing and listening pleasure. RESERVATIONS WILL BE REQUIRED…… call 508 – 430 – 7550.