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Pride March – Fitzroy St, St Kilda

February 7, 2010

The MRB has participated in each Pride March since its inception 15 years ago, so of course on Sunday the 7th of February the MRB met at one end of Fitzroy Street among the throngs of community groups, rainbow flags, balloons and banners. The earlier start time for this year’s march made it a bit […]

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JOY 94.9 Picnic in the Park – Mt Macedon

January 26, 2010

Once again, Victoria put on a delightful sunny day for the annual JoyFM picnic held at Forest Glade, Mt Macedon. Our patron, Cyril Stokes, kindly opens his beautiful gardens each Australia Day which gives the Melbourne Rainbow Band, Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Chorus and Motafrenz a chance to showcase their talents. Taking our place around […]

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Australia Day People’s March – Swanston St, Melbourne

January 26, 2010

Australia Day 2010 saw the Melbourne Rainbow Band return to participate in the Australia Day People’s March on Swanston Street.  We singularly represented Melbourne’s Gay and Lesbian community in the mainstream event before the Governor and Premier of Victoria, Lord Mayor of Melbourne and thousands of other excited onlookers. We performed a medley of traditional […]

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Midsumma Carnival – Alexandra Gardens

January 17, 2010

By William Hampton (1 ½ years of age) On Sunday January 17th mum said we were going to a carnival. We went to some beautiful gardens by the river. There were lots of tents, dogs and rainbows. They were pretty. There were also some tall ladies dressed really really nicely; I liked their sparkly dresses. […]

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Carols by Queerlight 2009 – Prahran Market Courtyard

December 12, 2009

On 12 December 2009, the Melbourne Rainbow Band, Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Chorus (MGLC) and Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Youth Chorus (MGLYC) present our annual Christmas gift to the community … Carols by Queerlight Under the batons of Musical Directors Adrian Schultz (MGLC), Ben Leske (MGLYC) and Mark Lyall (MRB) the program included traditional and […]

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AGM: Thursday 27 August 2009

August 16, 2009

The Melbourne Rainbow Band will be holding its Annual General Meeting at the Will Sampson Hall on Thursday, 27 August 2009, following a shortened rehearsal and a brief supper (a ‘bring a plate’ affair). Download the agenda here. Please Note: You must be a paid-up member to vote at the AGM. (See Andrew if you […]

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Subs are due!

July 20, 2009

Did you know in we’ve spent over $2,000 in the last year? How about the fact we spend over $1,000 on insuring our instruments, assets and public liability? We also subside uniforms, and pay our musical director per rehearsal. Membership fees are crucial to the running of the MRB, and once again they’re due. Membership […]

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Administrative Documents

June 9, 2009

MRB Constitution, as at August 2006: MRB Constitution 2006

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Buddha’s Day & Multicultural Festival – Federation Square

May 16, 2009

Playing on the Federation Square stage for Buddha Day allows us to stand up and be proud of the diverse community to which the MRB contributes, and the MRB has attended this multicultural festival for many years. It was also a chance for us to try out our new repertoire for our upcoming Love & […]

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ChillOut Festival – Daylesford

March 8, 2009

The Black Saturday Bushfires, where so many lives and so much property were lost, also threatened this years’ ChillOut Festival, with organisers only giving the final “go ahead” a few days before the festival programme was to start. Despite this threat, an amazing 5,000 people lined Vincent Street for the Parade! The crowd was loud […]

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