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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
  • 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.

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 music to bring us together. Immerse yourself in the joy of all your favourite musical theatre delights, all performed with the unique flair that only the Melbourne Rainbow Band can provide.

Whether you’re a long-time supporter or new to the magic of our music, we promise an afternoon filled with spectacular tunes, a warm atmosphere, and the spirit of celebration.

When: Sunday 25th February 2024, 2:00pm

Victorian Pride Centre
79-81 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda, VIC 3182


We hope to see you there!

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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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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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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MRB Presents – Together, We Are Heard!

September 4, 2022

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 […]

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MRB at the Victorian Pride Centre!

August 15, 2022

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 […]

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Trivia Night 2022

August 9, 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, […]

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Music…. For Weddings (and a Funeral)

September 17, 2016

The Melbourne Rainbow Band and Saint John’s East Malvern present a concert exploring some of life’s most significant moments, with music…… …For Weddings (and a Funeral) This concert will be the debut of the MRB’s new musical director, Tracy Videon, and features a program inspired by the 1994 British romantic comedy which will take us musically […]

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