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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 of the Melbourne Rainbow Band to sit in on a rehearsal and meet the band.

Melbourne Rainbow Band in rehearsal at the Prahran RSL Hall, Prahran Victoria. - musicians of a concert band in rehearsal

Membership of the band is open to people of almost any musical skill level, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Band endeavours to cater to a wide variety of musical abilities and its members range in skill, from a basic ability to read music to professional musicians and educators. A scholarship is awarded annually within the band to encourage members who are developing their music skills.

The open rehearsal will be held in the Prahran RSL Memorial Hall, High Street on Thursday 12th of March 2020.

For more information email membership@mrb.org.au

Date/Time: Thursday 12 March 2020 – 7:00 pm, for a 7:30 pm start
Venue: Prahran RSL Memorial Hall
301 High Street, Prahran

Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens at Forest Glade, Mount Macedon with other members of Melbourne’s gender and sexually diverse community.

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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, Motafrenz will be there with some cars on display. And the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus and the Melbourne Rainbow Band will be adding a musical touch while you take leisurely strolls through the fourteen acres of magnificent landscaped gardens.

Located on Mount Macedon Road, gates will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, January 26. Entry is $10 for adults and kids are free. Proceeds go towards supporting the Chorus and the Band.

In order to keep these spectacular gardens looking just so, BBQs and pets are not permitted.

Sunscreen, good food, good company and a designated driver are highly recommended.

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Date/Time: Sunday 26 January 2020 – 10am to 4pm
Venue: Forest Glade Gardens
816 Mount Macedon Road, Mount Macedon
Cost: $10 Adult – Children under 16, Free

Getting there:
Driving from Melbourne, follow the Calder Freeway and take exit C322 to Mt Macedon. Once you are off the freeway follow Mt Macedon Road toward MOUNT Macedon (as opposed to Macedon). After driving through Mt Macedon, Forest Glade is on the right-hand side – look for the rainbow flags and be sure to park safely and clear of the white line on the side of the road.

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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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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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Pride March 2019

January 10, 2019

On Sunday 3 February 2019, the MRB, along with the members of Melbourne’s GLBTI communities will take to the street to show our pride! Give us a cheer and a clap as you see us pass down Fitzroy Street, your enthusiastic support makes the long walk that much easier. Or even better, join us! Each […]

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City of Yarra – Carols by Candlelight 2018

December 6, 2018

The MRB is absolutely thrilled to be part of the City of Yarra Carols by Candlelight concert this year! When: Thursday 6 December 2018, from 6.00 pm Where: Citizens Park, Richmond (Corner Highett and Church Streets.) Bring the whole family along to this FREE festive celebration. The concert will also feature performances by school, community and […]

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CBQ Singers 2018

October 7, 2018

Carols by Queerlight returns to the St Kilda Town Hall in 2018, and the Melbourne Rainbow Band is putting out an invitation to choristers from everywhere to join the occasional choir: The CbQ Singers. A special choir will be formed to lead community singing and expressions of interest are invited from experienced choristers who read music […]

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Carols by Queerlight 2017 – St Kilda Town Hall

November 8, 2017

  The Melbourne Rainbow Band is delighted to announce that Carols by Queerlight returns to the St Kilda Town Hall in 2017.  Presented by the Melbourne Rainbow Band with the support of the City of Port Phillip and the Victorian AIDS Council. Music, singing, and spectacle – join with us in celebrating all the fun […]

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Human; Nature

May 27, 2017

The members of the Melbourne Rainbow Band (MRB) would like to invite you to join them as, through music, they explore the power of nature and humanity.  Under the baton of Musical Director Tracy Videon, the band will uncover the relationship of human nature to the beauty and power of the natural world. From conquering […]

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