Capitol Pride Symphonic Band's First 2018 Rehearsal/Open House has been cancelled due to weather. The next rehearsal is Monday, January 15th.
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 is pleased to welcome Charles Roth as the new Artistic Director of the DCDD Marching Band. Charles, a native of Dayton, Ohio, graduated from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio with a B.A. in Music Education. He is a sought after director, clinician, and studio director for many schools in the Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and D.C. metro areas. Charles has been an active part of the marching band scene since 2000 as a performer, section leader, staff member, and director with multiple high school programs. In addition, he also marched in the Miami University Marching Band. Charles assisted both show and competition band styles and led schools to consistent superior ratings in competitions and performances around the country.
Charles is also an avid performer. He participated in many collegiate and community ensembles as a saxophonist and woodwind specialist. Beyond band, he also performed vocally in several university and community choruses, men’s ensembles, theater performances, and show choirs. In 2007, he was selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Conference National Honor Choir held in Miami, Florida. Charles is currently a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, and National Association for Music Education.
Charles resides just outside of DC, in Northern Virginia where he currently teaches instrumental music. In his spare time, Charles enjoys playing community sports including softball, volleyball, and recently, flag football. He values making time for family, friends, and community.
Charles is looking forward to getting the DCDD Marching Band rehearsals underway in Spring 2018. If you’re interested in joining D.C.’s Different Drummers, go to the “Contact Us” section of our website & fill out our online form. Stay tuned for more updates on all our ensembles’ performance schedules.
DCDD is pleased to welcome Charles Roth as the new Artistic Director of the DCDD Marching Band. Charles, a native of Dayton, Ohio, graduated from…
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