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MRB Winter Rehearsals 2017

WARMEST WINTER CONCERT BAND 

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 membership@mrb.org.au or MRB facebook

REHEARSALS

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

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.

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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
Preston

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

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Open Rehearsal 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

Concert proceeds presented to VAC / PLC

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 for all people living with HIV. The PLC’s main aim is to enhance the health and well-being of HIV positive people, through the provision of social, emotional, recreational, and skills-based services and activities. Many services are provided free-of-charge and are delivered by a range of skilled facilitators, staff, and volunteers.

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We’d also like to thank Father John Baldock of Saint Johns, Commercial Road Accounting and Minh Minh for their assistance and generosity.

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Grace Gives Sponsorship

The Melbourne Rainbow Band is absolutely thrilled to have recently been the recipient of a grant from Grace Removals Group.GraceGives_Logo_RGB

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 chosen for a grant of $1,000 in June 2016.

These much needed funds will be used to purchase new equipment for the MRB, and in particular a set of brand new music stands.

 

Grace Removals’ Alex Anderson (Branch Manager – Melbourne) presenting a really big cheque to Marc Zanin (MRB President) and Pramote Kothanakul (MRB committee member).

Winter Rehearsals

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 member of the Melbourne Rainbow Band. You can 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.

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

For more information email membership@mrb.org.au

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