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)

2016 09 17 FOR WEDDINGS AN A FUNERAL - Invitation

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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 on an emotional roller coaster through works of great composers of past centuries such as Mendelssohn, Handel and Wagner, as well as those of more recent masters such as Derek Bourgeois and Alfred Reed.

From Purcell to Ravel, Parry to Barry, Gloria Gaynor to Elton John. Hearts will sing as we ponder the fact that in love, as in death, we should all be equal.



Saturday, September 17 @ 7:30pm

Saint John’s East Malvern
5 Finch Street
East Malvern

Online special $20 per person + booking fee ($25 at the door)
Extra special online special – Group discount when booking 5 or more tickets (+ booking fee)
Saturday 30th November 2013 @ 7.30 PM
Proceeds to the Positive Living Centre.


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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.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

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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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

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 […]

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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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MRB Trivia Night 2015

August 22, 2015

It’s happening again! The Melbourne Rainbow Band Trivia Night is back for 2015. The famous Melbourne Rainbow Band trivia night returns for 2015. 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 22nd […]

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MRB seeks new Musical Director

June 27, 2015

The Melbourne Rainbow Band is looking for a new Musical Director. Following on from the recent successes of ‘Rainbow Connections’ the first of two 20th Anniversary concerts, the MRB’s Musical Director, Greg Peterson has reluctantly stepped down from this position in order to fulfill professional conducting opportunities interstate in 2016. Greg has been an inspirational […]

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