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Dinner with some Live Jazz!

Dinner with some Live Jazz!

You can see DC's Different Drummers Jazz Band live while enjoying a great meal at New Deal Cafe on April 24th at 6:00 pm. New Deal Cafe was rated as City Paper's Best Place to Experience Local Music. Reservations are highly recommended by calling New Deal Cafe at...

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DCDD Marches in the Cherry Blossom Parade

DCDD Marches in the Cherry Blossom Parade

DC's Different Drummers Marching Band marched down Constitution Avenue in the Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Parade.   Pride Alliance musicians from across the United States join DCDD for a total of 95 musicians, color guard and volunteers.  This was DCDD's 2nd...

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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. 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.

Pride Bands Alliance Logo      Team DC Logo      Capital Pride logo  

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area

DCDD is #93755

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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