2019-2020 Season

We are excited to have you be a part of our 40th Anniversary Season


Dixie Longate

Dixie Longate

Come see Dixie Longate perform her Tupperware party show and support DCDD in this awesome fundraiser comedy show. Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm!...

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Celebrate Pride with DCDD!

Celebrate Pride with DCDD!

Its Pride Month! Check out our event's page to see where you can catch us showing our pride through marching, twirling, and music! Here are some of the events where you'll find us... NIGHT Out @ The Nationals – June 4th, 2019 Annual Pride 5K Capital Pride Parade –...

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19sep7:00 pmA Tupperware Party with Dixie LongateA Fundraiser for DCDD

20sep7:00 pmA Tupperware Party with Dixie LongateA Fundraiser for DCDD


26oct8:30 am10:00 amMarching Band Performance: Walk & 5K to End HIV

29oct7:00 pm9:30 amMarching Band Performance: High Heel Race

Capitol Pride Symphonic

The Capitol Pride Symphonic Band (CPSB) is the D.C. Different Drummers’ largest ensemble, and features all instruments from the classic concert band. We pride ourselves in the variety of music we play, spanning the repertoire from standard concert band marches, to Broadway melodies, to all styles of classic and modern music, and new compositions. We welcome all musical skill-sets, and feature musicians from a number of backgrounds, from virtuosos to enthusiastic recreational players. With the span of musical selections we play, this is an excellent ensemble for members to develop their musical skills and exposure.


DCDD Marching Band

The Different Drummers’ Marching Band is our organization’s first established and most visible ensemble. The group encompasses marching woodwinds, brass, percussion, along with a traditional color guard.  Our marching band performs annually in the Washington D.C.’s Capital Pride Parade and Pride Festival along with numerous other East Coast Pride engagements including Boston, New York, and many more. Different Drummers partners with TeamDC and performs annually through the summer “Night Out” series, D.C. United soccer games and the National baseball games. Our ensemble frequently performs informal on-the-spot concerts in Washington, D.C. as well, and periodically at private events.

DC Swing!

DC Swing! is the D.C. Different Drummers’ swing and jazz band. DC Swing! performs at numerous venues in the National Capital Region, including in recent years at the Capital Hill Arts Workshop, DC’s Capital Pride Festival, U Street’s Twins Jazz, Eastern Market’s Mr. Henry’s, and Old Town Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory, along with other events, swing dances, and holiday concerts held in conjunction with the Capital Pride Symphonic Band. We have a particular love for the Big Band Era repertoire, and are available for hire at private events.



D.C.'s Different Drummers is a proud member of the following organizations.

LGBA-org      Team DC Logo      Capital Pride logo  

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area

DCDD is #93755

To join D.C.'s Different Drummers visit our "Join" page.
For more information, contact us or write/call:
DCDD - PO Box 57099 - Washington, DC 20037-0099 Phone: 202-403-3669
D.C.'s Different Drummers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization incorporated in the District of Columbia.

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