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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Join a DCDD Band!

Our larger ensembles, Concert Band and DC Swing, start their rehearsal seasons in either the beginning of the year or after the summer while Marching Band starts in the late spring, but it's never a bad time to join one of our music ensembles. 

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Support the Band!

As a non-profit organization, we are always looking for support from our community to fund our concerts and keep membership fees from being a burden to prospective members. Supporters can sponsor music and equipment purchases, or donate to our general fund.

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Home for the Holidays

Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 3:00 PM

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Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 E. Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20003

 

DC’s Different Drummers presents…
Our FREE Holiday Concert & Food Drive, featuring the Capitol Pride Symphonic Band, DC Swing! and small ensembles.
 
Non-Perishable Food and Travel-Sized Toiletry Donations Welcomed, to Benefit ‘Food and Friends’ (www.FoodAndFriends.org) which is a nonprofit that delivers food and and provides nutritional assistance to people living with HIV and other serious illnesses.
 
 
ALL Are Welcome.

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About Us

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?

DCDD Business Partners

The D.C. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

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