Dec 1 – The 2nd Annual Christmas in Harwich — Open House

The 2nd Annual Harwich Cultural Center “Christmas in Harwich” Open House will take place on December 1st with presentations of kids crafts, live music, and open artists’ studios.

Harwich Cultural Center, School House Drive

204 Sisson Rd, Harwich, MA 02645

 Saturday, December 1  —  1pm – 4pm

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble will be providing live Big Band holiday music from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. Come listen, sing, and dance to your favorite holiday tunes. There will be a Christmas sing along and reading of “Twas The Night Before Christmas”.  Hope to see you there!

For a complete schedule of events, contact the Harwich Cultural Center at 774-212-3482 or email: estrzepek@town.harwich.ma.us

Dec 1 – The 2nd Annual Christmas in Harwich – Open House

The 2nd Annual Harwich Cultural Center “Christmas in Harwich” Open House will take place on December 1st with presentations of kids crafts, live music, and open artists’ studios.

Harwich Cultural Center, School House Drive

204 Sisson Rd, Harwich, MA 02645

 Saturday, December 1  —  1pm – 4pm

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble will be providing live Big Band holiday music from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. Come listen, sing, and dance to your favorite holiday tunes. There will be a Christmas sing along and reading of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” . Hope to see you there!

For a complete schedule of events, contact the Harwich Cultural Center at 774-212-3482 or email: estrzepek@town.harwich.ma.us

Nov 24 & 25 – The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker

Want a great way to start the 2018 Holiday Season? SDSE recommends a performance of The Sea Captain’s Nutcracker…..It’s Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with a Cape Cod twist!

This production is an innovative version of the classic holiday favorite. Set in a Chatham Sea Captain’s home in the mid-1800’s, the script takes us on an enchanting journey through local history and folklore invoking elements of the natural environs of Cape Cod. The cast of over 100 dancers will include professional dancers from major U.S. ballet companies as well as prominent local citizens and students from Cape Cod!

To purchase tickets visit: www.turningpointedancestudio.org RESERVED SEATING ONLY

October 19 – HCoA Fall Frolic Dance

Harwich Council on Aging

presents

Fall Frolic!

Friday, October 19th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Harwich Community Center
100 Oak Street
Harwich, MA

LIVE Big Band Music of

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

A FREE Evening of Dancing, Singing, and Fun!!

Swing, Latin, Ballroom, and Pop Music

Open to the General Public


RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – CALL  508-430-7550
Complimentary Refreshments Provided

Click Here for HCoA Fall Frolic! Flyer

Oct 14 – Walk for Alzheimer’s — LIVE Music by the Sound Dunes

Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod presents

Provincetown Walk for Alzheimer’s

Sunday, October 14,  10AM – 3:30PM

(Walk Registration begins at 10AM)

Provincetown Town Hall
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA

Featuring LIVE Music by

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

LIVE MUSIC BY THE SOUND DUNES SWING ENSEMBLE! (1PM – 3:30PM)

Trolley Rides —  Food by Cosmos Catering


Walk benefits patients and families living with Alzheimer’s and dementia problems — All donations will be matched for this event

Click Here for Alzheimer’s Walk Flyer

August 4 – Cape Cod Variety Ensemble Performance

A number of members of the Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble are also participants in other musical endeavors across the Cape.  Several of our members are in the Cape Cod Variety Ensemble which is scheduled to perform on Saturday, August 4 at the West Dennis Community Church, 288 Main Street, West Dennis.  The CCVE will be performing original works of Kim Moberg, Chev Hardy, Catie Flynn, Kathleen Healy, Ben Andrade, and SDSE’s own Dylan Routhier.

General Admission Tickets, $15, may be purchased at the door or online at https://www.ticketsource.us/cape-cod-variety-ensemble .  All profits from the event will benefit the Dennis-Yarmouth Band Program.  Refreshments will be available at intermission.  The event is presented by the Cape Cod Music Community.

May 12 – Remembery Walk — LIVE Music by the Sound Dunes

Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod presents

Remembery Walk

Saturday, May 12, 11AM – 2PM

(Walk Registration begins at 9AM)

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! (11AM – 2PM)

This year a dance floor will be provided for those wanting to dance!


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

Click Here for Remembery Walk Flyer

March 16 – HCoA Spring Fling Dance

Harwich Council on Aging

presents

Spring Fling!

Friday, March 16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Harwich Community Center
100 Oak Street
Harwich, MA

LIVE Big Band Music of

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

A FREE Informal Evening of Dance

Come dance, sing along, and have a fun-filled evening!

Swing, Latin, Ballroom, Disco, and Rock Music


RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – CALL  508-430-7550
Complimentary Refreshments Provided

Click Here for HCoA Spring Fling! Flyer

Photos & Notes from the Oct 4, 2017 Commodore Inn Event

This past October 4th, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) performed a special concert in the interior courtyard of the Commodore Inn in Harwich. The courtyard is located next to the pool and with the October wind coming in off Nantucket Sound across the open pool surface, it started to get VERY CHILLY as the sun began to set!! A lovely setting was prepared by the owners of the Inn to entertain a busload of tourists from as far away as the Carolinas and Georgia.

The visiting group was treated to an indoor buffet and had free reign of a covered enclosed patio to dance to music provided by the (somewhat frosty) Sound Dunes ensemble. Several of those “less young” tourists in attendance remarked that a number of the more mellow swing period tunes brought back lovely fond memories from years past. All-in-all, everyone had a very enjoyable evening.

Here are a few photos that we took during the SDSE performance from the October 4th event….

 

Monthly Jazz Jam at The Riverway Lobster House

Bart Weisman hosts a monthly JazzJam on the third Sunday of every month at The Riverway Lobster House in Yarmouth. It starts at 4 PM and runs until 7. There is no cover charge. I was finally able to check it out (with Bob Aumueller and his wife, Jeanette, and my wife, Lynda) yesterday and had a fantastic time. Bart had a top notch rhythm section (Bart, Ron Ormsby, and Fred Boyle) who were augmented by many local instrumentalists and vocalists on a continuous rotating basis. Several of our Sound Dunes family were there including Mark Borgmann, John Shaw, and Doug Ricciardi.  You can go and perform with the gang or you can just go and listen to some excellent live jazz. Jim S