2019-2020 Season

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


Miss Richfield 1981

Miss Richfield 1981

DC's Different Drummers welcomes Miss Richfield 1981 to the stage in Washington, DC on March 14th at the Betts Theatre in the Marvin Center. Miss Richfield is coming out swinging and she’s ready for a fight in her all-new show, “Below the Belt”. Never shying...

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Marching Band Performs in Chinese New Year’s Parade

Marching Band Performs in Chinese New Year’s Parade

The Marching Band kicked off the new year with DC's Different Drummers first performance of the year.  The Marching Band was one of 70 units in this year's parade and was lucky enough to be behind the Washington Wizards Dance Team who took full advantage of the music...

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14mar8:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedMIss Richfield 1981Below the Belt

18mar6:00 pm8:30 pmTeam DC Sportsfest


04apr7:00 pmFeaturedPrecious MomentsSymphonic Band Spring Concert

06apr7:00 pmMarching Band Open House

17apr7:00 pmFeaturedLa Voix Live 2020An evening of music and laughter with the DCDD ensembles

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band 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.


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.

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band 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 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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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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