Please see below for a complete update on events and rehearsals into the month of April. We value you as members and friends so be kind to yourself at this stressful time and reach out if you are in need of support. 

Coronavirus precautions and plans
COVID-19/coronavirus is impacting groups and gatherings around the DC metro area. As an organization we take your health and well-being seriously. The Board and Artistic Staff are monitoring all local actions, recommendations, and below announce changes to some events and rehearsals. See below for details. Reach out to with questions.

March 14 Miss Richfield – continuing as planned
As of March 13 at noon, the Miss Richfield performance is moving forward as scheduled. Although George Washington University has announced limiting group gatherings, the Marvin Theatre performance venue is prepared to continue with the performance and we are excited to host Miss Richfield. We think it will be a fabulous evening and if you are comfortable hope you will join us.

April 4 Symphonic Band concert – postponed
The April 4 Symphonic band concert will be postponed and rescheduled if possible. Tony Oakley and DCDD leadership will determine the next course of action in the coming weeks. Anyone who has purchased a ticket for the April 4 concert should hold onto the ticket. We will be in touch with membership and audiences as there is more information to share.

La Voix performance postponed tentatively to October 2
Unfortunately, due to circumstances related to the coronavirus, La Voix is not able to come to Washington, DC to perform on April 17. But, get ready to mark your calendars. We are pleased to announce La Voix will not be kept away and is tentatively set to perform on October 2, 2020 at the Lincoln Theatre. Previously purchased tickets will be honored and transferred to the new date. Ticket holders can expect to be contacted by the Lincoln Theatre with additional details.

Symphonic Band and Jazz Band rehearsals cancelled through March
Both Symphonic Band and Jazz Band rehearsals are cancelled through the month of March. Jazz Band will resume rehearsals on April 1. Symphonic Band will confirm the next rehearsal date at a later time. Tony Oakley, Cornelius Young, and DCDD leadership will be in touch in the coming weeks as there is more information.

We know that this is an uncertain time and folks may be experiencing anxiety or loneliness. We also know that band is often a safe place of support. Although we will not meet in person, please continue to be touch with your DCDD friends. The care of our community is important, especially during this stressful time. Leadership may try to develop some virtual get-togethers to help break the monotony, so watch for details to come.