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Hello everybody, I hope all is well. It’s been a while, but it’s great to be back on island! As soon as June 1st dawned, a group of college troubadours stumbled off the oak bluffs ferry, clad in Easter egg pastels and small whale logos. Though it was a rather brisk day, we didn’t mind. Equipped with smiles and far too many beach towels, we embarked upon this year’s homestead, a wonderfully cosy house in Edgartown.

Just off the road and nestled in a small patch of woods, our home has become a perfect retreat for learning music. The last weeks have been musically intensive as we fine tune our repertoire in time for our first public shows this week. A typical June day usually involves six to eight hour rehearsals, pot after pot of tea, and the occasional dance party. These rehearsals provide an excellent opportunity in which to test the group’s strengths, as well as get to know the new guys! Although it’s only been two weeks, we’ve already learned seventeen songs and have a bunch more on the way. We’re also open to suggestions–what should we learn next?

Last weekend, the Vineyard Sound Board of trustees visited the house and gave the new group a rundown of what to expect this summer. Aside from business, we hit the beach, stuffed our faces with lobster, and sang an impromptu set for a beautiful wedding in Menemsha! The weekend as a whole captured what I love best about being a part of Vineyard Sound: treasuring friendships, living in the moment, and doing nice things for others. That’s what you remember most!

I am thrilled to see what opportunities await us this summer. We have already had the fortune of meeting some incredible people and singing at some beautiful places. This season is off to a great start and we couldn’t be happier! Come say hello–hope to see you at a show soon.

VS back in NYC for the 5th time!

Fifth time is the charm! Music without instruments! Alumni who barely remember the notes/words! Summer shenanigans in the spring! What could go wrong? We invite all VS friends, family, and alumni to join us in New York City’s Gramercy neighborhood for a night of humor and song. You might even catch a sneak peek of VS ’15! Spread the word…

https://www.facebook.com/events/1585978584947600/ for more details.

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A 2014 Farewell to Summer

The summer is waning, the days are growing shorter, and the Old Whaling Church is hot on our heels! Get ready for our 22nd annual Farewell to Summer Concert extravaganza next Saturday (8/23) at 7:30pm in the Edgartown Old Whaling Church. We’ll be showing off every tune we know, donning our brightest pastels, and singing our hearts out for two-hours of fun!

Tickets are already going quickly, so call (603) 397-7779 or visit us here to make sure you’re there for the biggest night of the season!