D.C.'s Different Drummers is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender music organization welcoming ALL musicians as it fosters pride, inclusivity, and engagement with the greater Washington, D.C. region through music.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
— Henry David Thoreau
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Marching Band Camp 2018
DC's Different Drummers' annual marching band camp where we come together in Pride to learn about music, drills and our band mates.
Color Guard at Palisades
DCDD Marching Band's color guard in a flurry of red and white for the 2018 Palisades 4th of July Parade.
Brass and Percussion 2017
The brass and percussion section of the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band in concert.
Groovin', Soulin', and Swingin'
DCDD's jazz ensemble DC Swing! in their spring concert performance.
Capitol Pride Symphonic Band 2017
The Capitol Pride Symphonic Band in concert under the direction of Anthony Oakley.
A Merry Band of Brass
DCDD marching band's brass section pleasing the crowds.
Straight Down the Road
DCDD Marching Band showing impressive technical prowess.
Wall of Trombones
The Capitol Pride Symphonic Band's trombone section in concert.
Capital Pride 2018
DCDD's marching band in DC's 2018 Capital Pride Parade (photo courtesy of the Washington Blade).
Night OUT at the Nationals 2018
DC Cheer and DCDD Marching Band together at Team DC's Night OUT at the Nationals.
BEYOND OUR WORLD
Capitol Pride Symphonic Band Fall Concert 2018
DC’s Different Drummers is very excited to start our 38th season. This fall, we will be exploring repertoire inspired by space, with our concert ‘Beyond Our World.’
This program draws inspiration from space & science fiction, with pieces drawn from the classical & pop culture. Fall 2018 also marks the 100th anniversary of the premier of Gustav Holst ‘monumental suite ‘The Planets,’ which we’re proud to include. With a wide variety of styles & eras, it will be a truly memorable evening of music.
Click here for the Fall concert "Beyond Our World" program.
D.C.'s Different Drummers started in 1980 with 7 musicians who got together in an apartment in Washington, DC, to play through some books of college fight songs. The first song played by the band was "On Wisconsin!".
Today our membership is well over 100 people with ensembles that cover classical, jazz,
contemporary, and marching music. We play all over the DC metro region.
Most of our ensembles are non-audition and some of our members have not picked up an
instrument in decades, so everyone is encouraged to join!
After all, if you're out of the closet shouldn't your instrument be as well?
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