2024-2025 Season

Our upcoming season is one you don't want to miss!



Beth Smith Memorial Commission

Beth Smith Memorial Commission

We are overjoyed to announce that, thanks to all of your incredible generosity, we have reached our goal of raising $12,000 to commission a piece by acclaimed composer Julie Giroux in honor of our beloved Assistant Symphonic Band Director, Beth Smith, who passed away...

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Symphonic Band Open House & First Rehearsal

Symphonic Band Open House & First Rehearsal

Join us for our open house and our first rehearsal of the season! Whether you're a returning member or new to the band, we can't wait to make music together. Here's what you need to know: đź“… Date: August 19 đź•’ Time: 7:00pm đź“Ť Location: Lutheran Church of Reformation, 212...

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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.  

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.


Color Guard/Winter Guard

DC’s Different Drummers Guard is the only ensemble to perform across two seasons – both with the marching band in the summer and separately as an Independent Senior/World Winter Guard. We spin flag, rifle, sabre, airblade, and baton and welcome all skill levels. Our focus is having fun doing what we love – although a trophy or two is nice also!

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