BandCountryChildren's Music

Sandbox is a four piece Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill festival band specializing in interactive, twangy upbeat traditional children's music (Old MacDonald, Bingo, etc). We target 1-8 year olds, but our music appeals to folks of all ages. WE LOVE the L.E.A.F!


Sandbox is well known for our exceptionally fun, interactive performance and a vocal prowess that is very rarely found in children’s groups these days.

Our approach is to play familiar classics that everyone knows and loves. From there we encourage children (and adults) to dance, move, and shake and sing.

Sandbox has over 30 years of band experience under our belts. Frank and Ed (guitars) were both lead singers in local folk bands for several years. Jeff (bass) was a backing vocalist and founding member of a pop group in Oregon, and Chris (drums) was a top member of the Florida State Marching Band as well as his church choir.

Audiences are consistently surprised at how entertaining a Sandbox performance is for every age-group. With all members contributing vocally, we are able to bring pleasant harmonies and unique approaches to timeless children’s classics. Because most of the band members have children themselves, we are pros at getting kids involved with our act – and because we are huge music fans ourselves, we like to keep the pace and presentation entertaining for adults as well.

With decades of performances under our collective belts, Sandbox is sure to liven up your festival. Note that we are self supported with our own PA -- comfortable playing 'plugged' or 'unplugged' depending on the size of the venue and the disposition of the audience.

So book a show, grab a shaker and get ready to have some fun!

* Cary Spring Daze Arts Festival (4/28/07)
* Taste of Durham Festival (5/26/07)
* Durham Rising Festival (6/23/07)
* Town of Carrboro July 4 Festival (7/4/07)
* Festival for the Eno (7/7/07)
* Fletcher Park Concert (7/15/07)

* Chapel Hill Festi-fall
* Durham Centerfest
* Durham Craft Market
* Wake Forest Autumn Arts Festival
* North Carolina State Capital Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
* Falls River Halloween and Christmas Festivals


We recently released our first studio album "KidSongs". We are also working on a Christmas album due out soon.

Set List

We have over two hours of material, but typically play two 35-45 minute sets. Some of our songs include :

Old MacDonald
This Old Man
She'll be Coming Round the Mountain
Skip to My Lou
Hokey Pokey
Frog went a Courtin
Alphabet Song
Zippadee do Dah
Bear Necessities
The Wheels on the Bus
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
New River Train
I've Been Working on the Railroad
Home on the Range
You are my Sunshine
....and many, many more....