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Together, We Are Heard! – Tickets!

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

MRB Presents – Together, We Are Heard!

In what is perhaps our most ambitious collaboration yet, the Melbourne Rainbow Band is excited to announce Together, We Are Heard!

What started as a mid-lockdown dream has finally become a reality, and we cannot wait to be joined on stage by not one, but three LGBTQ+ choirs: shOUT Youth Chorus, Rainbow Voices Kyneton, and Castlemaine Pride Choir.

We are beyond thrilled to be partnering with these amazing choirs to bring you a celebration of protest, change, and unity, showcasing songs that highlight the change we can make when we work together.

Stay tuned for ticketing details, and we hope we see you there!

MRB at the Victorian Pride Centre!

Join your favourite Rainbow Band in their first ever performance within the Victorian Pride Centre!

Featuring vocalist, Campbell Reither, and soloist, Damien Hickey (aka Mr Australasia Bear 2022) on Tuba.

This Sunday afternoon will certainly be sizzling, can’t wait to see you all dancing along to your favourite tunes! (there might be some YMCA, maybe even some Queen, who knows…)

Trivia Night 2022

Oh trivia how we have missed thee!

After almost 5 years, our annual trivia night was a huge success, stretching brains and stimulating community generosity.

The night was hosted by the fabulous Frock Hudson and saw a room full of rainbow folk, friends and family duking it out for the ultimate trivia trophy.

Pop culture, music, videos and general knowledge were the name of the game leading to shrieks of laughter and groans of consternation.

Guests bought amazingly scrumptious feasts and drank our bar dry in about 45 minutes. After a quick re-stock our glamorous trolly dollies took the bar to our guests, keeping social lubrication running at an all-time high.

Our coveted raffle prizes featured exotic prizes like a ’Spring Time Fling’, ‘Winter Warmers’ and ‘High Tea’.

Our trivia competitors sashayed away with prizes from DTs, Cat Camp, Scratchies (we’re sure everyone won at least $10k), mulled wine kits, Haighs chocolates and many many more.

The MRB also launched our new pronoun badges on the night, being snapped up at $3 a pop.

A huge thanks to all our supporters and prize sponsors, and an extra special thanks to Vic Bears Inc who have made an amazing donation to support the band.

Funds raised on the night will go towards purchasing a big, burly new Tuba in the near future.

It’s Fundraising Time!

THE MELBOURNE RAINBOW BAND PRESENTS:

TRIVIA NIGHT

7:30pm 5 August 2022

Doors open 7:00pm. Trivia starts 7:30pm

No BYO – Drinks available at bar prices (But you are welcome to bring your own snacks)

Hosted by, Dean Arcuri – entertainer, journalist, photographer, community darling, and all-round busy homosexual, as he tests our grey matter in a fun filled evening to raise funds for the Melbourne Rainbow Band.

Book a table of six or 8 for a group, or book individual seats and make some new friends.

All proceeds support the Melbourne Rainbow Band to help us keep bringing music to our community.

LOCATION

Prahran RSL Memorial Hall

301 High Street, Prahran Victoria 3181

BOOK TODAY!

https://www.trybooking.com/CAKUN

Another Amazing Success

MRB, you’ve done it again!

What a thrilling and exciting afternoon of music. You can probably already tell we had way too much fun with this one! If only every concert we do could have such super fun outfits, but then we might be a bit too distracted by making fun cosplays every time…

Thank you to our amazing host Dr Xavier Ho, who kept the whole event running effortlessly. There is no way it would have been the fantastic afternoon that it was without his expertise.

Thank you also to the ever brilliant Trudi Camilleri, who swooped in and saved the day after our original soloist, Campbell, was struck down with COVID. There are very few people who could perform so confidently after only two rehearsals.

We can’t wait to do it all again ASAP! But for now, its time to rest these lungs…stay tuned for other exciting events to come.

MRB Presents – GaYme On!

The Melbourne Rainbow Band is proud to present Gayme On!

Video games have risen to new levels, not only in graphics, but also in providing a musical repertoire that rivals the scores of some of the best Hollywood movies.

Prepare yourselves for exciting thrills and spills, with dragons, danger, mystery, and suspense guaranteed.

Video games not your thing? Don’t panic! You may be surprised to learn that some of your favourite board games also come with their very own tunes…anyone up for a game of chess?

Dust off your last Halloween costume, or start designing that cosplay, and get ready to join us for a wonderous afternoon full of laughter and nostalgia as we journey through the amazing music provided by the world of games.

Oh, and we should mention, there is of course a prize for the best dressed audience members!

Date: Saturday 28 May 2022
Time: 2:30 PM

Venue:
James Tatoulis Auditorium
207 Barkers Road
Kew

Cost:
$20.00 Early Bird until 1 May 2022 (online only)
$25.00 Full Price (online and at the door)
$20.00 Concession (at the door only)

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BYTDQ

More Info: mrb.org.au/mrb-presents-gayme-on/ or contact Rachael Bean – president@mrb.org.au

Open Rehearsal 2022…Wow!

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again…wow!

Check out how many people joined us for Open Rehearsal! We honestly can’t believe how amazing it felt to have a nearly full band hall once again.

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the night, and we’re even very excited to report that we have new members who will be picking up their instruments once more and joining us on a regular basis! What better way to celebrate making it through what has been an incredibly difficult few years.

We can’t wait for our new members to join us at their very first concert later this year, stay tuned for details! (And, as always, thank you to the lovely Luke David Photography for the perfect group shot).

Open Rehearsal 2022!

Wow, what an absolute whirlwind of a summer season!

Thank you to everyone who came and supported not only our band, but also our community during Midsumma 2022. Now…we have a few important questions for you…

Do you play a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument?

Do you love playing in an open, accepting environment?

Do you want to play in a big 40+ member concert band?

Come along to the Melbourne Rainbow Band’s open rehearsal and try the band on for a night!

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 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.

We hope we see you there!

2022 Summer Season!

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.