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)

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Bring the whole family along to this FREE festive celebration. The concert will also feature the acclaimed Australian Boys’ Choir and a range of other local school and community acts.  And of course, a special appearance by Father Christmas!

Food, drink, songbooks and candles will be available for purchase, or BYO picnic (no glass).

For more info visit the City of Yarra website here.

Australia Day Picnic 2017

November 16, 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.

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.

GLIBTQ car club, Motafrenz will be there with some cars on display.  And the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus and the Melbourne Rainbow Band will be adding 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 Thursday January 26. Entry is $10 for adults and kids are free. Proceeds go towards supporting the Chorus and the Band.

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:  Thursday 26 January 2017 – 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 and be sure to park safely and clear of the white line on the side of the road.

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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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Australia Day Picnic 2016

January 2, 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.   Pack a picnic rug and go all out with your most […]

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POSITION AVAILABLE!

December 21, 2015

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 […]

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2015 Carols by Queerlight – St Kilda Town Hall

December 12, 2015

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Rainbow Recollections – Saturday 26 September 2015

September 26, 2015

Celebrate 20 years of pride and music with the Melbourne Rainbow Band at a very special performance on Saturday, September 26, “Rainbow Recollections.” From the classic pop styling of Elton John to the stomping blues of Dixieland Jam we’ll be playing our favourite pieces from a back catalogue spanning two decades for our audience’s pleasure […]

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