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Tour Information

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Davidson College Jazz Ensemble go on tour together during the last week of winter break before the spring semester begins.

Fast Facts

  • Tour destinations rotate each year, so over any student's four-year tenure, s/he will never have played in the same place twice. The tour is free.
  • Venues include churches, high schools, and performance halls at other colleges
  • Many concert locations are in the hometowns of students in the DCSO and Jazz Ensemble
  • Davidson alumni are also a significant portion of the audiences, many serve as overnight hosts for students
  • Transportation, lodging, and several meals are covered by the Music Department

Free Time

Ensembles typically have two free days in the destination city and can venture out into the city, see shows or concerts, visit museums, etc. Overnight lodging consists of home-stays with hosts from each venue, as well as two nights in a centrally located hotel while in the destination city.

Tour Departure

Students arrive back at Davidson the day before the tour begins in order to have one rehearsal before departure. The tour is a fantastic way to travel and perform outside of Davidson. In past years, the tour concerts have been quite successful, and students are strongly encouraged to participate.

Upcoming Tour

2016 - Destination New Orleans
Greenville, S.C.
Birmingham, Ala.
Jackson, Miss.

Past Tours

2015 - Destination Caribbean
Roatan, Honduras
Belize City, Belize
Cozumel, Mexico
Costa Maya, Mexico

2014 - Destination Florida
St. Simons Island, Ga.
Tampa, Fla.
Melbourne, Fla.
Savannah, Ga.
Columbia, S.C.

2013 - Destination New York
Richmond, Va.
Covington, Va.
Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Wilmington, Del.
Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

2012 - Destination New Orleans
Knoxville, Tenn.
Columbus, Miss.
Jackson, Miss.
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Taylorsville, N.C.

2011 - Destination Chicago
Louisville, Ky.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Morganton, N.C.