MRB Trivia Night 2017

February 17, 2017

It’s happening again! The Melbourne Rainbow Band Trivia Night is back!

The famous Melbourne Rainbow Band trivia night returns for 2017.  Join us for a fun filled evening, as quiz master Laurie Lane puts you and your friends grey matter to the test.  All proceeds go to supporting the Melbourne Rainbow Band.

Saturday 25th March 2017

Will Sampson Hall – 102 Henry St Windsor

Doors open at 6:30pm. First round starts at 7:30pm
$20 per person or $152 for a full table of 8 (+ booking fee)
No BYO – DRINKS at BAR PRICES
(Bring some snacks, do up a platter. Prize for best spread)

Drink responsibly – Train via Windsor Station, Trams via Chapel St, High St or Dandenong Road – or parking for designated drivers on Union Street.

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Open Rehearsal 2017

February 16, 2017

Melbourne Rainbow Band invites new members.
Fresh from performing at Midsumma Carnival and Pride March, 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 of the band is open to people of almost any musical skill level, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. “We welcome members of all sexualities and social backgrounds, in fact we are proud that we have a number of members who are heterosexual” MRB President Ben Boreham said. “The really wonderful thing about the Melbourne Rainbow Band is that while it may be our sexuality that brings us together it is our love of music and community involvement that keeps us unified”.
The Band endeavors 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 Windsor at the Will Sampson Centre, Henry Street on Thursday 21st February 2013. For more information, visit www.mrb.org.au or email membership@mrb.org.au

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

The Band endeavors 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 Windsor at the Will Sampson Centre, Henry Street on Thursday 16th February 2017.

For more information email membership@mrb.org.au

7:30pm – Thursday 16 February 2017
Will Sampson Community Centre
Henry Street, Windsor (Melways Ref 2P G2) Parking available on Union Street

Pride March 2017

January 29, 2017

The MRB, along with the members of Melbourne’s GLBTI communities will take to the street to show our pride at the 20th annual Pride March. 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!  […]

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Australia Day Picnic 2017

January 26, 2017

This Australia Day, pack the car for a drive in the country and join members of Victoria’s GLBTI community, their family and friends to celebrate our national holiday with the annual Australia Day Picnic in the beautiful gardens at Forest Glade, Mount Macedon. Pack a picnic rug and go all out with your most gourmet […]

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Concert proceeds presented to VAC / PLC

January 5, 2017

Thank you to all who attended and supported our recent concert, ‘For Weddings and A Funeral’.  Other than being a lot of fun the concert raised $2072.05 for the Positive Living Centre (PLC) in Prahran. The MRB is so pleased to have been able to collaborate with Saint John’s in Malvern East once again, and to support the PLC in providing a vibrant and safe environment […]

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City Of Yarra – Carols By Candlelight 2016

November 17, 2016

This year, the MRB will be donning our gay apparel (and our blue polos) to add to the Christmas cheer at the City of Yarra Carols by Candlelight concert. When: Thursday 8 December, from 6.00 pm Where: Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy (Corner St Georges Rd and Alfred Cres) Bring the whole family along to this […]

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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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Grace Gives Sponsorship

July 19, 2016

The Melbourne Rainbow Band is absolutely thrilled to have recently been the recipient of a grant from Grace Removals Group. Through the Grace Gives program, Grace provides support to community groups and charities that Grace team members are active within.  With one of our own members being an employee of Grace the MRB was lucky enough to be […]

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Winter Rehearsals

June 7, 2016

The Melbourne Rainbow Band winter rehearsals! New members are always welcome at any time and with winter set in, now is the time to come to a rehearsal. The MRB provides a great opportunity for players of woodwind, brass or percussion instruments who are interested in community music making, with the view to becoming a […]

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Open rehearsal – Thursday 18th February 2016

February 5, 2016

Melbourne Rainbow Band invites new members. Fresh from performing at Midsumma Carnival and Pride March, 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 […]

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