2019-2020 Season

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


Symphonic Band 2019 Concert

Symphonic Band 2019 Concert

DCs Different Drummers is very excited to start our 39th season. This fall's show, For the Children!, explores the early phases of all of our lives, and pays honor to the future, and especially in this 50th Anniversary year of Stonewall, expresses hope for the future...

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Marching Band Performs in Torah Scroll Parade

Marching Band Performs in Torah Scroll Parade

Hundreds of people poured onto 16th Street on Sunday wearing paper crowns, waving flags and dancing. Behind them drove a firetruck, an antique Oldsmobile, a DeLorean — a dozen vehicles in all. Hebrew songs blasted from a speaker and in the midst the happy scene, Rabbi...

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

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


09nov7:00 pm9:00 pmSymphonic Band 2019 Fall Concert

18nov7:00 pm9:30 pmCapitol Pride Symphonic Band Holiday Rehearsal

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.

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The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area

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D.C.'s Different Drummers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization incorporated in the District of Columbia.

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