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Join the MRB in our farewell concert to our Musical Director of 8 years, Tracy Videon.

This showcase will pay musical tribute to the wonderful journey we have shared. Each piece has been selected to represent special moments for the band and Tracy, and also to evoke a sense of what we dream the future to be.

Experience a truly diverse programme featuring the work from modern and historic Australian composers, a celebration of women like Carole King and Cindi Lauper, and compositions that reflect on momentous times.

This will be a beautiful concert that cannot be missed as we celebrate this chapter with Tracy.

When: Saturday 1st June 2024, 7:30pm

Where: James Tatoulis Auditorium, MLC, 207 Barkers Rd, Kew.

Tickets: $30 / $23 via Trybooking.com

Early bird specials if you get in quick and discounts for families and groups of 5 or more!

April 12, 2024

Applications for our new Musical Director position have now closed. Thank you for your time and consideration, we look forward to sharing news when the audition and decision process is complete.

Welcome to the Melbourne Rainbow Band! The MRB is Australia’s premiere LGBTQIA+ concert band. We have an exciting opportunity now open for applications as we seek our new Musical Director.

A successful applicant will:

  • Have substantial conducting experience and proven ability to lead a concert band, including through choice of repertoire
  • Collaborate with others to engender an environment conducive to inclusivity and improved musical performance

Full the full criteria, description and details of how to apply please explore our MD Position Description: HERE

  • Applications/queries can to be sent to the MD Sub-Committee at librarianmrb@gmail.com
  • Applications close Sunday May 5th 

We encourage all applicants to:

  • Browse our website and social media to learn more about us
  • Attend our next major concert and farewell to the current MD Tracy Videon. This concert, ‘Visions and Reflections’ will be held on Saturday June 1st, tickets on sale soon.

Melbourne Rainbow Band presents: Opening Night!

January 29, 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable afternoon as the Melbourne Rainbow Band brings its vibrant musical prowess to the heart of St Kilda! We’re thrilled to invite you to an exhilarating afternoon of music and celebration at the magnificent Pride Centre. This isn’t just a concert; it’s a celebration of diversity, unity, and the power of […]

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Melbourne Rainbow Band presents: Carols by Queerlight 2023!

November 10, 2023

Days are getting longer, and warmer. Decorations are going up in stores. Mince tarts are in the shops, and the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg teases your nostrils. It’s the sense of Christmas, which means that it’s time for Carols by Queerlight! Join the Melbourne Rainbow Band, along with our special guests and seasonal choir […]

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Trivia Night 2023

June 10, 2023

It’s back! After a triumphant return in 2022, the Melbourne Rainbow Band’s legendary trivia night is on once again. Hosted the irrepressible Frock Hudson. Join us to test your grey matter, win fabulous prizes and raise funds for the Melbourne Rainbow Band. Book a table of six or 8 for a group, or book individual […]

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Melbourne Rainbow Band Presents – Just Dance!

February 27, 2023

The Melbourne Rainbow Band (MRB), under the baton of Music Director Tracy Videon, is proud to present “Just Dance”, a foot-stomping performance that will have you moving to the beat.  We have put together an incredible selection of concert music that will take you everywhere and every when. Get Jiggy with an Irish Riverdance. Or […]

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Summer Season 2023!

January 14, 2023

Welcome to 2023! It’s officially our favourite time of year…Midsumma!! As always, its a busy two months – here’s what we have planned: 22 January – Midsumma Carnival: See us on the main stage between 1:30pm and 2:00pm, and then listen out for us as we roam the grounds playing more music! 2 February – […]

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Carols by Queerlight Returns!

November 5, 2022

It’s that time of year again! Saturday, December 10 @ 7:00pm (Doors open @ 6:00pm) St Kilda Town HallCorner of Carlisle Street and Brighton Road, St Kilda Carols by Queerlight is back to help you see out 2022.  Join the Melbourne Rainbow Band, along with our special guests and seasonal choir – the CbQ Singers – […]

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Together We Were Well and Truly Heard

November 2, 2022

Wow, what an amazing afternoon. We couldn’t be more proud of both ourselves and our talented friends at Kyneton Rainbow Voices, Castlemaine Pride, and shOUT Youth Chorus! All that hard work paid off and we successfully juggled watching two conductors to pull off one of our most exciting (and daunting) performances yet. A huge thank […]

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Together, We Are Heard! – Tickets!

September 25, 2022

Ticketing is officially live! We can’t wait for everyone to join us for our biggest collaboration yet – hint: start practicing your vocal warmups so you’re ready to sing along… Book today!! https://bit.ly/3QMTj1Q

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