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.
DCDD Does Drag 8
DC's Different Drummers will be hosting our 8th annual drag show on October 22nd: DCDD Does Drag 8: the GREATEST Show on Earth!
Drag kings & queens from our ranks will be gracing the stage to raise money for the National Capital Region's LGBT community band. We are honored to have local Drag Queen Sylvanna Duvel as our MC.
Come one, come all!! 💄💋🤡🎉🎈👠👜👑
$10 donation at the door is encouraged.
DC Swing is Back
DC Swing! is back better than ever this autumn with a great repertoire of jazz and swing. All are welcome to join us for an afternoon of great music with the National Capital Region's LGBT band organization.
Performance is on the 2nd floor, with food service starting at 12:30 pm. No tickets; suggested donation at the door.