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Gateway Band going to the dogs

The Gateway Concert Band is going to the dogs.

For its second concert set of the season, “The Dog Days of Summer,” musicians will be joined by doggy dancers (formally called Canine Freestyle) from the Family Dog Training Center in Kent.

All are invited to attend the concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Rotary Centennial  Park, across the street from the Enumclaw library. Concert-goers are encouraged to attend with their canine companions, provided the pet is well-mannered and won’t be inclined to bark while the band is playing, or be bothered by the presence of other dogs. The band is even providing a big community water bucket for its poochie pals.

Besides the doggy dancers, the program will feature Erin McBride, playing a cornet solo with the band, and plenty of other band music.

For those unable to attend, the same concert will be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Sumner. The dancing dogs won’t be able to perform at this concert, but well-mannered dogs are welcome to accompany audience members.

These programs are made possible in part by grants from the city of Enumclaw, 4 Culture of King County and the Muckleshoot Charity Fund.

There is no admission charge but a donation will be collected. Bring your own chair or blanket on which to sit. If the weather is too wet or cold, the program will be moved to the auditorium at Enumclaw High School.

For information, call 360-825-5369 or visit


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