The North Carolina Central University Division of Bands, commonly known as The NCCU Sound Machine, which consists of the marching band, pep band and symphonic band, has enjoyed a very rich history and tradition of excellence, over the years, in the field of music education and entertainment.

In order to assist the NCCU Division of Bands in meeting existing financial demands each year, concerned alumni from the Durham and Charlotte Chapters, of the NCCU Alumni Association, initiated the Sound Machine Booster Club, in September, 1999, as a Non-Profit Service Subsidiary of the Durham Chapter – NCCU Alumni Association.