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Open rehearsal – Thursday 18th February 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 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!


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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 18th February 2016.


For more information email membership@mrb.org.au

7:30pm – Thursday 18 February 2016
Will Sampson Community Centre
Henry Street, Windsor (Melways Ref 2P G2) Parking available on Union Street

Australia Day Picnic 2016

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.

 

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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.

The Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus and the Melbourne Rainbow Band will be there to add 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 10am to 4pm on Tuesday January 26.  Entry is $10 for adults and kids are free.  Proceeds go towards supporting the Chorus and the Band.

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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.

 

 

Date/Time: Tuesday 26th January 2016 – 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.

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POSITION AVAILABLE!

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The Melbourne Rainbow Band is looking for our next Musical Director.

We’re searching for someone who will:

  • Provide musical leadership and direction
  • Possess significant experience with bands
  • Have achieved a high degree of musicianship
  • Be from or friendly with the GLBTI community, and
  • Enjoy working with a group of enthusiastic amateur musicians with huge potential!

Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7:30pm to 10:00pm in Windsor.  We perform both as a symphonic band and marching band, and you can see exactly what we do on our past events page.

If you’re interested, please read the Musical Director Duties & Responsibilities.  For more information please call Marc on 0401 661 516 or email marketing@mrb.org.au.

2015 Carols by Queerlight – St Kilda Town Hall

The Melbourne Rainbow Band and the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus and Youth Chorus are bringing Christmas back!
The Melbourne Rainbow Band and the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus and Youth Chorus are bringing Christmas back!
Saturday 6 November 2014
Saturday 6 November 2014
Queens College – Melbourne University
Queens College – Melbourne University
156-292 Grattan Street, Parkville
156-292 Grattan Street, Parkville

The MRB and the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus present Carols by Queerlight!  This year we are at the fabulous St Kilda Town Hall and, we hope that you will bring all of your family and friends to celebrate (and sing!) Christmas with us.

Every year this event sells out and even though we have found a larger space, don’t leave it too late!

Snacks, soft drinks and alcohol can be purchased at the venue.  No BYO drinks, please.

Saturday, 12 December 2015 @ 7:00pm

St. Kilda Town Hall

Corner of Carlisle Street and Brighton Road, St Kilda

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Tickets start from $10 for adults and $5 for children* and are available now via TryBooking.com – Click here to book yours!

Carols by Queerlight 2015 Poster

 *Ticket prices start at $10 for adults and $5 for children based on D Reserve.  Click here to see the floorplan.

If you can’t join us in person, why not join us online?

Carols by queerlight will be live streaming to the world from 7.30 pm this Saturday the 12th of December. Listen below or at http://mixlr.com/cbq

Be sure to join in with us by using #CBQ2015 in your social media posts, send us your messages of support on Twitter and Instagram @melbrainbowband or post on our Facebook page.


Carols by Queerlight is on Mixlr