Photos & Notes from the May 6 “Southport Village” Event

On May 6th, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble performed at a private event for the Southport Village Community in Mashpee.   This was basically a reschedule of a similar event that was originally scheduled for early January but had to be cancelled because of a winter snow storm.     Southport Village is one of the most active adult communities in New England and this was pretty clear to all band members based on the amount of dancing that was going on during our performance.

Also performing with us in the community’s Bonvie Ballroom during the event was the a capella singing quartet, “Who’s the Boss”, who performed several upbeat oldtime favorites in 4-part harmony.

Our band and all vocalists had a great time and apparently so did the Southport residents because they have invited us back for another event in November.

Here are a few photos from the May 6th event….

 

July 8 – Elmer Crowell Barn Dance w/SDSE

The Harwich Historical Society presents

The Elmer Crowell Barn Celebration and Dance

Saturday, July 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Brooks Academy Museum Parking Lot
80 Parallel Street
Harwich, MA

LIVE Big Band Music of

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

& 4-Part Harmony of “Who’s the Boss”

Dance, sing, play “Name that Tune” and “Oldies Trivia”

** Elmer Crowell Look-alike Contest **


$ 10.00 per person (at the gate — rain or shine)
PRIZES & REFRESHMENTS
For more information call 508-432-808

Click Here for Elmer Crowell Barn Dance Flyer

July 3 – Sound Dunes on the Green

Sound Dunes at Dennis Bandstand on the Green

Monday, July 3, Event starts at 7PM

Dennis Village Bandstand
Route 6A at Bass River Rd
Dennis, MA

Join us for a the summer outdoor concert at the Dennis Village Green Bandstand. The Sound Dunes, together with the a capella quartet “Who’s the Boss”, are proud to have been invited by the Village Improvement Society of Dennis to perform for their Fourth of July celebration on Monday evening, July 3d at the Bandstand (Route 6A at Bass River Road). Our performance will begin at 7PM.

The band and quartet are working on a program that will have something for “children of all ages”:
— Patriotic tunes and recognition of past and present members of our Armed Forces
— Big band music and vocals from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s for listening to, singing along with, or even dancing to!
— Novelty tunes for the “younger” kids
— A few surprises!

Admission is FREE however donations will be graciously accepted on behalf of The Village improvement Society of Dennis.

We hope to see you on July 3d at the Dennis Village Bandstand.

Photos & Notes from the April 23 NEFFA Sound Dunes Performance

On April 23rd, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble performed at the New England Folk Festival Association’s (NEFFA’s) annual event in Mansfield, MA.   This annual folk festival exhibits and aims to blend dance, music, crafts, and food from many places and cultures.  This year was NEFFA’s 73rd annual Festival and was a great experience for all ensemble members who participated.

NEFFAThe Festival is run by the New England Folk Festival Association, a cultural and educational, volunteer-run, non-profit organization.  The talent of all performers is also provided on a volunteer-basis.   The event is known for its varied social dance program, which includes traditional square dancing, international folk dancing, couple dancing, swing dancing, and more.  SDSE’s performance followed an introductory workshop on swing dancing and most of the workshop participants and instructors remained with us after their workshop to dance to our musical performance.

Our band had an excellent time entertaining the crowd as you can see from the photos of the event which follow…..

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Our ensemble was pleased to be joined at this event by Gabe Gouveia, who had generously donated a good portion of the group’s regular repertoire of arrangements, who played keyboard with us (photo below), and his son Jonathan on bass.

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Photos & Notes from the March 19 “Maplewood at Mayflower” Event

On March 19th, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble performed at a private event for the Maplewood at Mayflower Place Senior Living Community in West Yarmouth.   This was the second performance by the Sound Dunes for the Mayflower audience, and based on the positive feedback of those in attendance, there may be a third in the foreseeable future.   Our band and vocalists had a great time entertaining the residents and, as you can see from the photos of the March 19th event which follow,  so did those who were in attendance…..

Clearly, a good time was had by all!

May 23 – Sound Dunes Jammin’ @ the Rep

Sound Dunes Performance at Jammin’ @ the Rep

Tuesday, May 23, Event starts at 7PM

Cape Reperatory Theater
3299 Main St. (Route 6A)
Brewster, MA

Great Music by 5 different entertainment groups – All Worn Out Jug Band, Larry Marsland, Mark Borgmann, Chey Hardy & Phyllis Iris, Sue Keller and THE SOUND DUNES SWING ENSEMBLE!  Entertainment begins at 7PM – The Sound Dunes performance will begin at about 8:30PM or shortly afterward.


The entrance fee of $20 (payable at the door) goes toward raising funds for the Lower Cape Outreach Council programs – HopeWorks, Pay It Forward, and Smart Money – designed to improve the work lives and earning potential of client households from Harwich to Provincetown.

Cash Wine Bar Available

Click Here for Jammin’ @ the Rep Flyer

May 13 – Remembery Walk — LIVE Music by the Sound Dunes

Alzheimer’s Support Center of Cape Cod presents

Remembery Walk

Saturday, May 13, 11AM – 2PM

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

Featuring LIVE Music of

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

Health Screenings, Fun Raffle with many local great prizes and gift cards, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and….
LIVE MUSIC BY THE SOUND DUNES SWING ENSEMBLE! (11AM – 2PM)


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

Photos & Notes from the Feb 15 “D-Y Newcomer’s Club” Event

On Wednesday, February 15th, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble performed at the February meeting of the Dennis-Yarmouth Newcomer’s Club.  D-Y Newcomer’s are a group of individuals and couples who have settled in Dennis or Yarmouth and are looking to make new friends.  In addition to these interesting monthly meetings, the club schedules other Special Events, Group Dine Outs, and Community Theater Outings.  The event was held at the Yarmouth Senior Center on Forest Ave in South Yarmouth.  Attendees tapped their feet, sang along, and occasionally danced to SDSE music and enjoyed a variety of light refreshments provided by the club.

The photos which follow are from the February 15th event:

Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely!

Photos & Notes from the Feb 11 “Valentine’s Day Dance”

On February 11th, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble performed for a Valentine’s Day Dance event sponsored by Betsy’s Ballroom which is associated with Dance Prints by the Sea. They are a group of dance enthusiasts who also provide dance instruction. The event was held at the Yarmouth Senior Center on Forest Ave in South Yarmouth. The attendees danced to music that included Latin, Fox Trot, Waltz, Disco and other types of Ballroom Music. Band members remarked delightfully that this was by far the “dancingest” group they had ever played for!

The photos which follow are from the February 11th event:

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Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves at this event!

Feb 11 – Valentine’s Day Dance

Betsy’s Ballroom presents

Valentine’s Day Dance

Saturday, February 11, 8PM – 11PM

Yarmouth Senior Center
528 Forest Road
West Yarmouth, MA

Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Dancing

To the LIVE Music of

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

Spend a memorable Valentine’s Day Dancing!

Complimentary desserts and refreshments


$ 20.00 per person
You can make your by reservations by sending your payment to:
Debbie Israel,  26 Sylvia Lane, Centerville, MA  02632

Any questions email Debbie at danceprintsbythesea@gmail.com

Click Here for Valentine’s Day Dance Flyer