Welcome to the DRMC

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 Yarra Ranges Council.

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.

 

Breast Beaters

Breast Beaters is a new DRMC health and music program for women living with breast cancer.  It is built around 2 things:

1. A DVD of exercises to assist in the management and prevemention of lymphoedema, combining music, movement, singing and fun.

2.  Group sessions for small groups of women at community venues

For more information please go to Projects & Events

 

 

Bells of Peace The Bells of Peace is a concert project to tell the story of ANZAC from a local perspective including: a new composition for Chorus and Concert Band by Brian Hogg, community singing WW1 songs, stories from local communities and Dame Nellie Melba's role.
PERFORMANCES:
April 17 & 18 at Mt Evelyn Discovery Church
April 19 & 20 at Belgrave Hts Convention Centre
 
BELLS OF PEACE PERFORMANCE TICKETS will be available on the trybookings.com site. Come and hear how WW1 impacted on the electorates of Casey and Latrobe across the ranges, foothills and Yarra Ranges through musical theatre, exhibitions by schools, RSLs and Historical Societies.  Foyer exhibitions and pre performance entertainment at each venue is free.
For more information phone 0400 995 493


 

ANZAC POSTER
INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL PARTICIPATION SIGN IN SHEET
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
ACTORS, DRAMA SCHOOLS, THEATRE COMPANIES
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, DESCENDANTS & MEMORABILIA
MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM 28 Jan 7pm at Monbulk RSL

YOUTH WEEK ACTIVITY 2015 ANZAC BAND BOOTCAMP
SUNDAY 19TH APRIL 2015
1.30 - 5.00PM
DRMC
Register at ismusic@bigpond.com
BYO drink bottle, snack & rhythm
This is a FREE Youth Week event supported by the Victorian & Commonwealth Governments


AN ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA & DRMC
Sunday 16 November 2014
10.00am - 5.00pm
1451 Burwood Hwy, Upwey
(In the grounds of Upwey High School)
For orchestra string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments
at a minimum of Grade 3 AMEB or equivalent
Cost $20
BYO Lunch and Music Stand
Bookings essential

THE ROBERT EXINER RECORDER FESTIVAL
CELEBRATION CONCERT
SUNDAY 12 OCTOBER @ 3PM
BURRINJA THEATRE, UPWEY
Featuring students from Monbulk P.S., Mt Evelyn P.S. and Little Yarra Steiner School
University of Melbourne Recorder Ensemble
The Robert Exiner Recorder Festival Band
TICKETS $10 ADULTS   $5 CHILD/CONC
AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
BYO RECORDER FOR RECORDER JAM AT END OF
CONCERT - ALL WELCOME

MONBULK RESPECT
FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN
WE NEED YOU
We need 100 men and women to stand as one for Family Violence Provention and recite the White Ribbon Oath with Sgt Mark Knight.
Wednesday 26th November
Monbulk Living and Learning Centre
5.00 - 7.00pm (Oath to be recited at 5.45pm)
Launch Flyer
Following our successful forum on 2nd September, the Monbulk Respect Project Team have created a Project Blog that we would like you to see, follow and comment, leaving your opinion on this important community issue.
Please visit:  www.monbulkrespect.weebly.com

A Sunday Afternoon with the
New Horizons Concert Band
Come along for an afternoon of musical entertainment
This concert is also to launch a beginner band for people who:
• have never played a musical instrument and want to learn
• have played at some time in the past and now wish to re-engage and play music again
• want to eventually play in a concert band
A beginner band is where people can learn the fundamentals and eventually move to a higher level band.  We are also looking for experienced players to join the New Horizons Concert Band now.
Where:
Tecoma Uniting Church
1566 Burwood Highway, Tecoma
When:
Sunday 19 October at 2.00 - 4.00pm
Cost:                  
Adults $10     Under 16 $5.00     Under 4 Free
Tea and coffee provided
Tickets:             
Call Marion 0413 800 971  or John 0417 513 908
Available at the door unless sold prior
 
THE OPEN DAY:
Where:               
Dandenong Ranges Music Council
1451 Burwood Highway, Upwey

(In the grounds of Upwey High School)
When:               
Thursday 23rd October 10.30am - 12.30pm
Cost:                  
Free - Morning Tea provided
If you are interested in playing a musical instrument in a band then you might like to come along and see how you would fit in to the New Horizons Concert Band or alternatively the beginner band.  Enthusiam is much more important than experience.  Our 'Open Morning'  will give you a chance to talk to our conductor and members of the band who can help you with any of your questions.

What's happening in 2014?

The DRMC wants to hear from musicians, composers, community groups, schools and individuals about new music ideas and projects for 2014.  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 65

 

Download - We're Not Heroes (Song of the Fireys)

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