This is the home page of the Dandenong
Ranges Music Council Incorporated, an arts organisation
located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne.
The DRMC has been funding, facilitating and teaching community
music for over thirty years. The Dandenong Ranges Music Council
Inc. is assisted by the Yarra Ranges
Community music is for everyone, beginner
to professional. It enriches our lives and gives us opportunities locally to sing, play, perform,
jam, create and listen.
COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL
hosted by UPWEY HIGH SCHOOL
SUNDAY 23 MARCH 2014
11.00am - 4.00pm
Opportunities for workshops, music displays, promotions etc.
A musical game of hide and seek for recorder players to be held at the Alfred Nicholas Gardens in Sherbrooke. Each pair of children will be taught a bird call on their recorder. They then roam the garden playing their bird call in search of each other.
Free Activity.............Parents welcome to join in.............BYO Recorder
Renowned Recorder Artist:
will lead the activity which will conclude with a Recorder Jam
Saturday 26 October
1.00 - 3.00pm
Alfred Nicholas Gardens
Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke
For more information email: email@example.com or phone 9754 6566
This activity is part of the Robert Exiner Recorder Festival 21 - 27 October 2013 which includes
* School Workshops at Monbulk P.S., The Patch P.S., Little Yarra Steiner
For more information above link directs you to Festival website.
EDUCATION WEEK 23 MAY @ BURRINJA
DRMC will host workshops and a performance for concert band musicians on Thursday 23rd May at 7.30pm at Burrinja as part of EDUCATION WEEK. Musicians from Lilydale, Upwey and Norwood High Schools and the New Horizons Band will perform under the musical direction of Brian Hogg.
The Dandenong Ranges Music Council invites all young string players to attend Monday afternoon rehearsals at 4pm commencing 15 April at the Community Music Centre Upwey High School. The new orchestra will be part of the education week concert on 23 May at Burrinja Theatre. Instrument scholarships for viola, cello and couble bass are available for suitable and very lucky young musicians. Please contact Musical Director Rosie Burns 9754 8060.
'HEAR ME OUT' is an interactive sound art & music making project for disadvantaged young people working with sound artist/composer Jessica Pinney, Rap artist Grant Gronewold and African Master Drummer Kofi Kunkpe in partnership with Yarra Ranges Council Youth Services and Dandenong Ranges Music Council and supported by the Harold Mitchell Foundation.
Over 7 x 2hr weekly sessions and 1 x 4hr session you will explore the world around us through sound, listening to, playing with and creating spoken word, vocal sounds & lyrics, percussion, rhythms & beats and putting these together with a collection of recorded sounds that will be gathered during small field trips in and around the surrounding area.
No previous experience required and there is no cost to participate.
Places are limited so please show your interest by contacting
Angie, Sharon or Sean at Yarra Ranges Council Youth Services on
For further information contact: Pauline Derrick 0417 552 863
NICHOLAS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CD $25
To order: http://www.trybooking.com/BZTV
* Peter and The Wolf op67 by Sergei Prokofiev
narrated by Derek Guille
* Clarinet Concerto No.1 in C minor by Louis Spohr
Ashley Sutherland soloist
* Sacrae Symphoniae No.1: Canzon Duodecimitony
* Past Live Melodies
* Stax the Didgeman
* Dean Fenkel
Cost includes Postage and Handling.
What's happening in 2013?
The DRMC wants to hear from musicians, composers, community groups, schools and individuals about new music ideas and projects for 2013. Does the community need a composers' collective, a hurey gurdey orchestra or even a kerosene tin percussion group? Perhaps there are hidden bassoons, oboes and cor anglais players just waiting for an opportunity. Tell us at drmc.org.au or phone: Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays 9754 6566