The Return to Playing Music

We are excited that all of our bands are back to playing in person again!


Jazz Band Returns!!

Jazz Band Returns!!

We are excited to announce that the DCDD Jazz Band will be returning to in-person rehearsals this Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Washington, D.C.!To facilitate a safe return to playing in person, masks, instrument...

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Marching Band Performs at DC High Heel Race

Marching Band Performs at DC High Heel Race

DC's Different Drummers Marching Band ended their season at one of the most popular events in DC--The High Heel Race. Where folks across the DMV come in costume or drag with high heels to find the fastest in heels in a multi-block race. Before the race contestants...

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12dec3:00 pmDC's Different Drummers Holiday ConcertSee the Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, and Small Ensembles giving holiday cheer.


10jan7:00 pm9:30 pmSymphonic Band Open HouseFind out more about DC's Different Drummers Symphonic Band

12jan7:00 pm9:30 pmJazz Band Open HouseFind out all what's happening

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. Our ensemble frequently performs informal on-the-spot concerts in Washington, D.C. as well, and periodically at private events.

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.



D.C.'s Different Drummers is a proud member of the following organizations.

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The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area

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To join D.C.'s Different Drummers visit our "Join" page.
For more information, contact us or write/call:
DCDD - PO Box 57099 - Washington, DC 20037-0099 Phone: 202-403-3669
D.C.'s Different Drummers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music organization incorporated in the District of Columbia.

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