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
Main Page Slides
Straight Down the Road
Straight down the middle of the road, the DCDD Marching Band show impressive technique during the DC Pride Parade.
Let's Start the Show
This is the view only members get to see just seconds before the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band starts its concert.
Wall of Trumpets
The trumpet section of DC Swing! shows their best side during their fall concert.
Stand and Blow
The DCDD Marching Band revs the crowd up during a performance at the DC Pride Festival.
Sprading the Joy
DC Swing! rocks some carols during a holiday concert.
Riding the Range
The Capitol Pride Symphonic Band shows intense concentration while playing the Cowboys Overture by John Williams.
Ready to Drum
The drumline for the DCDD Marching Band kicks back for a selfie before the Palisades 4th of July parade.
Spicing up Shaw's Tavern
2nd Independence spices up the usual fare at Shaw's tavern during their fall concert.
Merry and Bright
Project Lightbulb spreads the joy during a holiday concert crawl, visiting many areas of DC with musical cheer.
Waving to the Public
When DCDD's Marching Band is this close to the public at the DC Pride Parade, you have to respond.
D.C.'s Different Drummers welcomes you to join us for this free concert in celebration of the holiday season. Our ensembles DC Swing!, the Capital Pride Wind Ensemble, and several small ensembles will share a stimulating performance of newer pieces and old favorites. All in the National Capital Region are welcome to join us.
D.C.'s Different Drummers encourages you to bring non-perishable food items to our concert in support of Food and Friends, a DC-based non-profit which cares for individuals with life-challenging illnesses (including HIV/AIDS and cancer) by delivering specialized meals and groceries, and providing nutrition counseling. We have held this canned drive for many years and are proud to continue the tradition in support of this very worthy cause. You can learn more about Food and Friends at www.FoodAndFriends.org.
D.C.'s Different Drummers will also be hosting a baked goods sale at this concert, raising money to benefit our ensembles all year long.
For more information, please visit our Facebook event page.
Holiday Concert and Food Drive
December 10th, 3:00 p.m.
Church of the Reformation
212 E.Capital Street, NE, Washington, DC