In summer of 2023, DC’s Different Drummers tragically lost one of our most passionate and dedicated members, Beth Smith. Joining DCDD in 2004, Beth played the euphonium in the Symphonic Band and the trumpet in the Marching Band. Over the years, she served as the...
DC’s Different Drummers is thrilled to announce a significant addition to our esteemed musical family. We warmly welcome Jonathan Villegas, who will be joining the leadership team for Symphonic Band as the new Assistant Director. With his remarkable talents and...
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.
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.
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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