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 .  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


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


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

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  

Photos & Notes from the July 3, 2017 “Dennis Concert on the Green” Event

On July 3rd, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) headlined for the Dennis Independence Day Concert on the Green celebration. The event took place at the iconic Dennis Village Green Bandstand and was sponsored by the Dennis Village Improvement Society. The celebration was well-attended by families with children, both young and old alike. In addition to the Swing Music fare that we are most noted for (ex: In the Mood, Getting Sentimental Over You, etc.), SDSE performed a number of patriotic songs (God Bless America, Stars and Stripes Forever, etc.) in keeping with the upcoming holiday and a variety of more recently composed popular tunes (like YMCA and New York, New York) for some of the youngsters in the crowd.

Apart from SDSE, the show included a performance by the 4-part harmony a Capella group, “Who’s the Boss?” as well as their joint performance with the band of “Java Jive”, made famous in 1941 by The Ink Spots. The quartet charmed many in the audience with their humorous old-style tunes and surprise impromptu “choreography”.

It was a delightful evening for all with many of the smaller children enjoying donning free patriotic hats and waving flags. The children also seemed to enjoy interacting with the SDSE vocalists much to the delight of both Tom J and Linda D (our male and female vocalists).

Here are a few photos that we took during the SDSE performance from the July 3rd event….

Photos & Notes from the May 23, 2017 “Jammin’ @ the Rep” Event

On May 23rd, The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble (SDSE) performed as one of several musical entertainment groups at the “Jammin’ @ the Rep” Fundraiser at the Cape Repertory Theater in Brewster.   Funds collected during the event were contributed toward Lower Cape Outreach Council (LCOC) programs – HopeWorks, Pay It Forward, and Smart Money – designed to improve the work lives and earning potential of client households from Harwich to Provincetown.

This was the third straight year that SDSE has been asked to perform for this fundraiser by Larry Marsland, President of LCOC.  It is great to know that our music is appreciated to that degree and SDSE band members were enthusiastic about performing for such a worthy cause.

Photos that were taken at the event by professional photographer Bill Pomeroy (Pomeroy Photography and Graphics) of the various performers at the event are posted at…/CapeRep-jammin-at-t…

Here are a few photos that we took during the SDSE performance from the May 23rd event….


The event was quite a success!!

October 20 – Harwich Dinner Dance! w/SDSE

Friends of the Harwich Council on Aging


A Harwich Dinner Dance

Friday, October 20, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The Sea View
76 Chase Avenue
Dennisport, MA

LIVE Big Band Music of

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

& 4-Part Harmony of “Who’s the Boss”

Dig out those dancing shoes and join us as we raise funds for the

“Friends of the Harwich Council on Aging”*

*Friends of the Harwich COA is a non-profit 501c (3) organization

Tickets ($75 per person) available at the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and by calling 508-776-0964, 508-868-0743
includes Full Buffet Dinner, Cash Bar, and Dancing!

Click Here for Harwich Dinner Dance Flyer

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)
For more information call 508-432-808

Click Here for Elmer Crowell Barn Dance Flyer