Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2024

Please join us on campus for a special musical reunion with special guest Prof. Bill Lawing! 

We welcome all of Davidson’s Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, chamber ensemble, and jazz combo performers from over the years to gather on campus, hear some top-notch music, play a little if you wish, and mingle with other alumni musicians. 

William D. Lawing Alumni Fund for Instrument Lessons

The alumni members of our committee are excited to establish the William D. Lawing Alumni Fund for Instrument Lessons, in honor of this Wind and Jazz Ensemble Reunion and the legacy of Doc Lawing’s 46 years of leadership and passion for continually raising the bar in music education. Our contributions will provide instrument lessons to a number of Davidson students who participate in these ensembles (the more money we raise, the more we fund), both enhancing their lifelong music skills and the quality of college ensemble playing. 

Please help us kickstart this fund and start off strong! To make a contribution, please select “Other” as the designation and reference this fund by typing in “William D. Lawing Alumni Fund for Instrument Lessons”.


Planning Committee Members

  • Cambria Melton Nielsen '84 | Co-Chair
  • Lucy Marshall Davis '83 | Co-Chair
  • Bill Lawing '73 | Honorary Member
  • Bethany Brown '14
  • Heather Dyer '94
  • Sarah Hewitt '06
  • Randy Hutter '80
  • Hugh Lee '89
  • Karl Lorenz '86
  • Anjan Mukherjee '09
  • Jorgia Northrup '84
  • Holloway Sparks '88
  • Linda Tatsabaugh '88
  • Paul Ward '82
  • Matt Whited '04
  • Peter Whitehouse '18
  • Owen Wood '20

Photos and Stories Share Your Memories

Whether you can attend or not, everyone can help us reminisce! We encourage all of you to share photos and stories to

Please include your name and class year in the subject line and send full-size JPEG or PNG files. Rename your images to include name of person in photo (if known) and approximate year of photo (ex. “nameofpersoninphoto_dateofphoto").

Celebrating the Retirement of Prof. Bill Lawing '73

As part of our reunion, join us in celebrating the retirement of Prof. Bill Lawing '73! 

Bill taught in Davidson's music department for 46 years and retired in June 2022 as the J. Estes Millner Professor of Music and director of the Jazz Ensemble. 

He has enjoyed a successful career as a solo, chamber and symphonic musician. Bill serves as artistic director of the Traditional Music Series at Davidson and performs as a member of the Western Piedmont Symphony and Carolina Brass, a brass quintet. 

a compilation of black and white photos depicting the jazz ensemble members