Well, we finally made it, and again just sneaking in before another pesky series of lockdowns.

How amazing to finally be back in front of an audience – thank you to everyone who donned their masks and joined us as we journeyed through some mysterious pieces, through to the light on the other side.

Thank you, as always, to our amazing supporters and sponsors at Thorne Harbour Health, and the City of Stonnington, as well as Maddocks Lawyers who provided sponsorship for this concert.

Through the Darkest Night was such a wonderful afternoon spent with all of our supporters, we’re already looking forward to when we can be out and playing for you all again soon!

Midsumma Pride 2021

June 3, 2021

Who knew we would be sneaking in another year of Midsumma Pride just before another lockdown!

After a year of Zoom rehearsals and playing quietly to ourselves, the Melbourne Rainbow Band came back stronger than ever, and marched proudly down Fitzroy Street on the 23rd of May. Despite our concerns that it would be a quiet affair, we were warmly welcomed by a raucous (COVID safe) crowd, who were just as excited as we were to be back out in St Kilda.

We were so excited to finally play to a crowd, and debut our amazing new uniforms! Thank you to our uniform committee for wrangling the design and logistics, we couldn’t be happier with our new look.

Fingers crossed for another successful Pride in 2022!

Through the Darkest Night – 11 July 2021

May 11, 2021

Rug up and join the Melbourne Rainbow Band on winter solstice eve for our first live concert in over a year and a half! Hosted by community darling and all-round busy homosexual Dean Acuri and conducted by Tracy Videon, join us as we delve into the darkest night and then back out into the light […]

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Emerging from Chrysalis

May 10, 2021

We know you’ve heard it all before, but 2020 was one heck of a year. Here at Melbourne Rainbow Band, we are lucky enough to be part of a strong and resilient community and were able to stick together and continue to create some truly amazing memories despite the challenges. Originally commissioned for our 25th […]

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We’re Back!

April 20, 2021

Melbourne Rainbow Band is back and ready to perform! We are very excited to announce that we have weathered the storm of online rehearsals and have now fully returned to in person rehearsals at the Prahran RSL. Thank you to everyone who supported us during 2020, and to all our members for their constant enthusiasm […]

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Open Rehearsal

February 24, 2020

Thursday 12th of March. We are once again holding an open rehearsal. Get your instrument out of the closet and give us a try. While new members are welcome at any time, the open rehearsal provides a great opportunity for players of woodwind, brass or percussion instruments who may be interested in becoming a member […]

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Picnic at Forest Glade – 26th January 2020

January 26, 2020

Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens at Forest Glade, Mount Macedon with other members of Melbourne’s gender and sexually diverse community. Pack a picnic rug and go all out with your most gourmet of picnic hampers and enjoy lunch in one of Australia’s finest private gardens, only an hour from Melbourne. GLIBTQ car club, […]

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Carols by Queerlight

December 14, 2019

Carols by Queerlight returns to St Kilda Town Hall for 2019 as the Melbourne Rainbow Band presents a fabulous night of celebration and festive entertainment for the DGS community. Join by special guests Vincent Hooper, Emily Paddon-Brown and Rachel Dunham along with The CBQ Singers, this year’s Carols by Queerlight promises to be our sparkle-jolly-twinkle-jingly-est […]

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Open Connections

November 9, 2019

The Melbourne Rainbow Band, Shepparton Brass and Wind and the OUTintheOPEN festival invite you to to the City of Shepparton for a one night only gala concert, Open Connections! This show will connect City to Country, and stimulate pride and diversity through music. The two bands will perform a selection of their favourite music, and […]

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Open Rehearsal – Thursday 22 August 2019

August 22, 2019

The Melbourne Rainbow Band is holding an open rehearsal! While new members are welcome at any time, the open rehearsal provides a great opportunity for players of woodwind, brass or percussion instruments who may be interested in becoming a member of the Melbourne Rainbow Band to sit in on rehearsal and meet the band. Membership […]

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