2022 Summer Season!

January 16, 2022

Summer Season 2022!

We’re back! And boy do we have a busy line up planned for the summer of 2022. You can catch us at the following events over January and February as part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival:

  1. Midsumma Carnival Main Stage – 12:50 PM January 23 2020 (and find us throughout the day manning our stall and looking for new members)
  2. Picnic at Forest Glade, Mount Macedon – 10:00 AM 26 January 2022
  3. Midsumma Pride March – 11:00 AM 6 February 2022 (don’t forget you can always join our colour guard as there are no density restrictions this year!)
  4. Melbourne Pride (TBC)

Stay tuned for more events throughout the year, its gearing up to be a fantastic return to performing.

Carols by Queerlight 2021!

December 18, 2021

We made it!!

What a way to celebrate the end of 2021, although it felt more like two years worth of celebrating wrapped up into one huge amazing night.

Thank you to everyone who came and joined us for our sold out, yes SOLD OUT, show on Saturday the 11th. Your singing was amazing, and your energy infectious. Thank you also to our ever perfect soloists, Rachel Dunham, Trudi Camilleri, and Justin Clausen, and our beautiful CBQ Singers!

As always, thank you also to our supporters and sponsors at Thorne Harbour Health, the City of Port Phillip, and the City of Stonnington.

Time for a well earned break, and we’ll see you all in time for Midsumma 2022!

Carols by Queerlight 2021

November 11, 2021

Carol season is here and officially queer! Back by popular demand, Carols by Queerlight makes its triumphant return for 2021. Join the Melbourne Rainbow Band and our special guests Rachel Dunham, Trudi Camilleri and Justin Clausen as we kick off the silly season in style. Also returning is our seasonal choir – the CbQ Singers […]

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Through the Darkest Night (Finally!)

August 11, 2021

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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