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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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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BEYOND OUR WORLD

Capitol Pride Symphonic Band Fall Concert 2018

Saturday, November 3 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Church of the Epiphany
1317 G St NW
Washington, DC 20005


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DC’s Different Drummers is very excited to start our 38th season. This fall, we will be exploring repertoire inspired by space, with our concert ‘Beyond Our World.’

This program draws inspiration from space & science fiction, with pieces drawn from the classical & pop culture. Fall 2018 also marks the 100th anniversary of the premier of Gustav Holst ‘monumental suite ‘The Planets,’ which we’re proud to include. With a wide variety of styles & eras, it will be a truly memorable evening of music. 

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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?

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