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 with a program inspired by Lord of the Rings, a noir detective story, darkened theatres and much more.

Sunday, June 20th @ 2:30pm

St Kilda Town Hall
99A Carlisle St

St Kilda, VIC 3182

Early bird pricing till the end of May!

$25 full, $20 consession (+ booking fee)

Tickets via Trybooking!!

Made possible with the support of the City of Port Phillip

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 Anniversary Concert in 2020, Jared McCunnie’s Emerging from Chrysalis has become one of these fantastic memories following a long year of anticipation. Due to COVID, our anniversary concert was sadly cancelled, and we were unable to perform this piece as planned. As a result, Emerging from Chrysalis has taken on an entirely new meaning, enabling each band and audience member to take away something completely different.

Originally broadcast live on 21 April 2021, our world premiere video is now available to view , featuring both the performance and a chance to meet some of our band members and gain an insight into how they view the piece.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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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Ice-Capades – 1 June 2019

March 22, 2019

Huddling around warm fires with toasted marshmallows, snow angels and snow men, ice skaters gliding and twirling to beautiful music. It’s time to come with the MRB on a winter IceCapade! Join the MRB for a toasty warm evening reliving the magic of winter through music. Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30pm James Tatoulis AuditoriumMethodist Ladies […]

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Picnic at Forest Glade – 26 January 2019

January 10, 2019

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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