MRB Winter Rehearsals 2017

August 14, 2017


Great music making, new members joining, hot chocolate and cake each week, coming concerts and plans for the spring and summer seasons.

There’s a lot going on for the Melbourne Rainbow Band and being a part of it, is coming to winter rehearsals.

Rehearsals are open to concert band musicians of varied skill level, with a current special need for oboe, bassoon, trombone, clarinet and percussion, there’s a space and place for everyone.

Newbies can try out the band for four rehearsals and are welcome to join. Membership is based on commitment and involvement, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Just come and have fun making music together.

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The Band caters 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.  We award a scholarship annually to a within band to encourage them keep develop their music skills.


Rehearsals are held weekly in Windsor at the Will Sampson Centre, 102 Henry Street on Thursdays.

For more information email or MRB facebook


7:30pm – Thursday’s
Will Sampson Hall
102 Henry Street, Windsor

Parking on Union Street – Public transport via Windsor Station or Chapel/High St Trams

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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 the skies with Richard Saucedo’s “Into the Clouds”, to the menacing power of the ocean with John Mackey’s “Undertow”, the first half covers a whole spectrum of nature’s wonders.

In the second half, the Band will turn its attention to various facets of human nature.  “The Brave”, by Melbourne composer Brian Hogg is inspired by the efforts of Scottish and Irish settlers.  Representing love, the MRB is pleased to premier a new Concertino for Flute and Wind Band by composer Peter Yi-Jen Cheng, based on popular Thai love songs and featuring Sunny Maneesuwan on flute.

The MRB will also be joined by members of the LOW REZ Male Choir in what is sure to be a fantastic evening of music.

Saturday, May 27 @ 7:30pm

Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre
Corner of Bell St & St Georges Rd

Tickets are $25* (online and at the door). 

Be sure to book online to get the early bird discount ($20*) up to a week before!
$20 Concession (at the door only)

*Booking fees apply for online sales


MRB Trivia Night 2017

March 25, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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

December 8, 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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