DC’s Different Drummers is proud to have a dual-ensemble guard – a Color Guard and a Winter Guard.  As part of the DCDD Marching band, the Color Guard performs parades and standstills, from April to October, while the Winter Guard rehearses and competes independently between October and April as either an Independent Senior class or an Independent World class team.  In addition to dance, flag, sabre, and rifle, the Guard may also incorporate airblade and baton into their routines.

DCDD’s Winter Guard (DCDDWG) debuted in 2022 with the Atlantic Indoor Association (AIA) – the VA/NC regional winter guard circuit – as an Independent Senior class group performing to Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go to the Mall.”  In 2023, DCDDWG re-debuted as an Independent World class group competing in both AIA and Winter Guard International (WGI) – the international guard circuit – performing their show “Save the City” using Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero.”  During the 2023 season, DCDDWG also made history as the first Pride Bands Alliance member to participate in the WGI circuit, including WGI World Championships.

DCDDWG rotates between the two classes on an every-other-year cycle so the Guard can march in the annual Cherry Blossom Parade with the DCDD Marching Band one year, and then march at WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH the next year.  Rehearsals are split between D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area.  Since our “guard for funsies” focuses more on having fun than the trophies – even though a trophy or two is always wonderful to have – skill levels of all types, including those who haven’t spun before, are welcome to join us.  Those interested should reach out to our Membership Chair for more information. 

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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