No, the news is NOT that the entire Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble is able to get together to perform….COVID restrictions are still in place and preventing that from happening. However if you are available tomorrow (Tuesday, April 13) at 1pm in the afternoon, you will be able to view a LIVE ZOOM broadcast of a Sound Dunes Swing Combo performance. The broadcast has been set up with the Yarmouth Senior Center for their membership and they have generously offered to share the broadcast with all of our SDSE and SDSC fans.

To view the LIVE broadcast tomorrow afternoon, simply click on the following link (or enter it into your browser of choice) shortly before 1pm…..

Follow any instructions once to reach the ZOOM site. If the login asks for some additional information you can use the following details…

Meeting ID: 836 8245 3166

Passcode: 999999

For best sound quality we recommend using headphones, earbuds, or earphones, if possible.

Hope you are available to enjoy the broadcast…LIVE!

A Small Treat to Start the Spring Off

As we have indicated before, because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble has largely been on hiatus in order to maintain compliance with State and National guidelines. There have been a few opportunities for smaller groups to perform here and there, as with the virtual performance by a subset of our band members that we presented in December for the CapeAbilities organization and which was recorded and posted on our website at that time.

We received a similar request, earlier this month, to perform another virtual concert for the Nauset Newcomers organization. Nauset Newcomers was founded in 1977 with the purpose of offering residents local to the Harwich/Chatham area great opportunities to meet people, share in activities and have fun. In addition to “newcomers”, membership includes old-timers, recent retirees, recently widowed, couples and singles, who participate in a myriad of clubs, events, activities and meetings! If the Nauset Club is conveniently located near you, you might consider joining their organization.

Still being faced with Covid-19 restrictions and to try to address the Newcomers’ request, we revved up our (smaller) Sound Dunes Swing Combo, and on the morning of March 10, our Swing Combo performed a semi-private “Live” Zoom Video Concert for the Newcomers. The Newcomers were kind enough to record the the “Zoom” concert feed, and a “raw” version of it was soon-after posted to the SDSE Facebook page.

More recently, Paul Cass of the Newcomers group edited the recorded feed and we are now posting that edited version below and on our SDSE website . We hope you enjoy this latest edited performance by the Sound Dunes Swing Combo! (We apologize for any synching artifacts that may have resulted from the editing.)

Nauset Newcomers,Sound Dunes from Paul Cass on Vimeo.


It looks like someone’s e-mail got hacked that had the Sound Dunes Website email address in it and a spam message got posted and sent out titled “Quick Help”. We are working to find the source of the spam message and apologize for any confusion it may have caused.

The Sound Dunes Swing Ensemble

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:

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!

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