The Sandhills Wind Symphony

The Sandhills Wind Symphony standing for applause at the Hobson Performance Center Gala
The Sandhills Wind Symphony at the Hobson Performance Center Gala.

The Sandhills Wind Symphony is a concert band  which plays grade six and upgradable  literature. The band is made up of high level students, university faculty and staff, alumni, local band directors, and professional Raleigh and Fayetteville area musicians. In the Fall Semester the ensemble typically performs selections from  sacred to higher art music. In the Spring Semester the ensemble plays their annual Pops Concert which, in the past, has featured music from Disney, Broadway, Comic Books, Rock and Roll, etc… 

Eligibility & Requirements

  • The ensemble is audition only band.
  • Participating students can receive Fine Arts credit when they enroll in Wind Symphony (MUSC 450). 


Dr. Wilson speaking to students in the Hobson Performance Center

Dr. Charles Dwayne Wilson

The Sandhills Wind Symphony is under the direction of Campbell University Director of Instrumental Studies Dr. Charles Dwayne Wilson. 

More about Dr. Wilson


Rehearsal Times

The ensemble meets on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8:30pm in the Band Room (#153) in Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Building. 

Concert Attire

Ensemble performance attire:

  • Women – all black attire in the form of dresses,  skirts, blouses, or dress pants
  • Men – black tuxedos (discounted tuxes can be purchased through the CU Band Office)

Why Band?

  • Join the largest FAMILY on campus
  • Possible Scholarship Opportunities 
  • Great Resume Builder/Graduate School Applications
  • Continue to Do Something You Love “Making Music”
  • Make Memories and Friends

“What Campbell Bands Means” 


“Campbell Bands is my safe haven and my home away from home.” 
                 (Olivia Exum, Music Education, Class of 2020)

“It’s where my closest friends are.”
                  (Jeff Campbell, Sports Management, Class of 2020)

“When I first got to Campbell as a freshman in 2016, it provided me with instant friends, which eventually became my family. My home away from home.”
                 (Nate Evans, Criminal Justice Administration, Class of 2020)

“Campbell Bands means home. A place where I can be myself, apart of something I never imagined, making music and memories that will last forever.”
                (Kaitlyn Havican, Music Education, Class of 2021)


“It is what brought me to Campbell and it is where I learned not only about music but about life. Without Campbell Band program I would not be the person I am today.”
                    (John Owens, Sports Management, Class of 2009)

“I would not be where I am today without all the lessons learned and relationships formed through being a member and leader of the Campbell Bands. It was truly a life changing experience that I take with me through every other journey I have walked since graduation.”
                   (Rebekah Simpson Lockhart, Music Education, Class of  2012)

“As a member of Campbell Bands through two degrees, Campbell Bands means family to me. I couldn’t have asked for a more encouraging and positive community to be a member of and to have as as a positive outlet throughout my time at Campbell. My time at CU wouldn’t have been the same without them!”
(Leah Main, Biology Class of 2016, Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2019)

Join the Family!

If you are interested in learning more about the The Sandhills Wind Symphony, let us know.

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