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.
DC’s Different Drummers’ Capital Pride Symphonic Band is proud to present a night of great music, focusing our repertoire on the set of human movement: dance. Dance & Music have long been coupled to enhance one another, across all eras & styles. In our Spring 2018 Concert, all are welcome to join us for a repertoire pieces evoking many aspects of the art of dance.
On March 10th, 2018, D.C.’s Different Drummers will present a panel in partnership with the Maryland Music Educators Association regarding LGBT students in music education. D.C.’s Different Drummers panelists will present to Maryland music educators and describe their positive and negative experiences growing up LGBT in their school bands and orchestras across the United States. The panel “LGBT Alphabet Soup . . . An Open and Honest Discussion on the Topic for the Music Teacher” seeks to ensure Maryland music educators better understand issues specific to LGBT students, and how they can work to better facilitate and encourage their music education.
On March 10th, 2018, D.C.’s Different Drummers will present a panel in partnership with the Maryland Music Educators Association regarding…
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