The Sandy Brothers Band
Leslie formed his own band, The Sandy Brothers. Which
included Mack Sandy on the banjo, Coolidge Sandy on the
rhythm guitar, Leslie Sandy on the fiddle and Eldon Sandy on
the bass and mandolin. The brothers played at NCO Clubs at
Fort Bragg, North Carolina for eight years. During this
time they also performed at many festivals and other events
held in towns throughout eastern North Carolina.
As young boys growing up in Raeford, North Carolina during the
Depression, the Sandy brothers, Leslie, Mack, Coolidge and
Eldon learned to entertain themselves by playing instruments
they bought with money they earned working in the cotton fields of
eastern North Carolina.
They began playing together professionally when they formed their
own band, The Sandy Brothers. The brothers had their own
television program in Wilmington, North Carolina (on WMFD
now WECT) called The Carolina Jamboree.When The
Carolina Jamboree ended, The Sandy Brothers Band performed
for the next eight years from 1960-1968 three to five nights
a week at NCO Clubs at Fort Bragg. North Carolina.
Coolidge, a former Seabee who served with Admiral Richard E.
Byrd in Operation High Jump at the South Pole is retired and
lives in Hope Mills, North Carolina. Mack, an accomplished
cabinet maker, is now deceased. Eldon, the youngest of the
brothers, works and lives in Whiteville, North Carolina.
Leslie is retired and living in Raeford, North Carolina. He
can still be seen and heard playing with various groups
throughout the Carolinas.