Auditions take place the first week of Fall semester. After auditioning, students register on the music webpage. Spring registration takes place during course preferences registration or regular drop/add.
A "big band" of approximately eighteen musicians. The group rehearses and performs throughout the year, with several events highlighting the schedule.
Each season, the Jazz Ensemble opens the Town of Davidson's Concerts on the Green with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra in September, and holds their first full concert during Family Weekend in late October.
After touring with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble takes the stage of Tyler-Tallman Hall at the end of January for a riveting guest artist concert, featuring an accomplished member of the jazz faculty at Davidson.
The group also hosts a "Sing with the Jazz Ensemble" competition each spring, allowing student singers a chance to perform backed by the full big band ensemble in a crowd-favorite Live Thursday concert.
The Jazz Ensemble also has the privilege of closing out the Town of Davidson's Concerts on the Green towards the end of their season, as well as offering a fun-filled Senior Soirée performance during graduation weekend. Senior members of the ensemble serve as featured soloists, in recognition of their talent and their dedication to jazz at Davidson.
Permission of director required.