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 the 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

A health and music program for Yarra Ranges women living with

breast cancer

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO PARTICIPATE IN A

PILOT STUDY

For more information please click on link below

 

Pilot study

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'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

Anzac Poster

INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL PARTICIPATION SIGN IN SHEET

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

ACTORS, DRAMA SCHOOLS, THEATRE COMPANIES

 

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THE AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA & DRMC PRESENT AN

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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The New Horizons Concert Band is having a Concert and an Open Day

THE CONCERT:

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.

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MONBULK RESPECT

COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION PROJECT

The DRMC applied to the Department of Justice to support a grant for a project that addresses the rise in family violence in the Yarra Ranges. 

 

MONBULK RESPECT

HANDS UP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

GET INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY MESSAGE

YOU CAN HELP PREVENT FAMILY VIOLENCE

TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER @ 7PM

MONBULK LIVING & LEARNING CENTRE

         This project has been funded as part of the Victorian Government's

                               Community Crime Prevention Program.

 

'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 of WW1 songs, stories from local communities and Dame Nellie Melba's role.  Come and tell your story! 

              We need you at the Casey ANZAC Centenary

Project Launch by Hon Tony Smith MP

Are you a Singer, Historian, Musician, Dancer, Descendant

of an ANZAC, CWA, RSL?  We need your stories, letters

 and photos from WW1

Sunday 5th October 2014 at 2pm

Mt Evelyn RSL Hall

49 Birmingham Rd Mt Evelyn

Performances in April 2015

 

Anzac Poster

INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL PARTICIPATION SIGN IN SHEET

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

 

 

 

THE ROBERT EXINER RECORDER FESTIVAL

MONDAY 6 - SUNDAY 12 OCTOBER 2014

3 X 45 minute workshops at Monbulk and Mt Evelyn Primary School

to create a new piece and work on two items to be presented at the concert

Concert at Burrinja Theatre on Sunday 12 October at 3.00pm

Recorder Jam for all participants & audience

Schools perform their own items

School perform workshop items

Advanced Recorder Ensemble

Fully Sick Recorder Ensemble

Ryan Williams Solo Performance

Rehearsal prior to concert at 2.00pm

Music and backing tracks supplied

Cost: 3 x workshops/rehearsal/concert/music & backing tracks $95.00

FULLY SICK RECORDER ENSEMBLE

Advanced players and/or previous Robert Exiner Recorder Festival participants.  Audition and limit to 10 students only.

CELEBRATION CONCERT

Tickets: $10 Adults   $5 Child/Concession - available at the door

The concert will start with a recorder jam for all performers and audience members.  BYO Recorder

 

Musical Theatre Performance

PIRATES with ATTITUDE

Be part of a change of attitude to artists of All Abilities

The Attitude Players are joined by Vocal Ensembles Happy Wanderers and Singularity for an aaarrgggfternoon of musical hilarity and inspirational performances including pre-show performance by

BEARBRASS ASYLUM ORCHESTRA

DATE:   SATURDAY 28 JUNE 1.30 - 3.00pm

 VENUE: BURRINJA BLACK BOX THEATRE

351 Glenfern Rd Upwey

  TICKETS $8 AT THE DOOR

Carers Free

FOR MORE INFORMATION   EMAIL: drmc@drmc.org.au

                                 PHONE: 9754 6566

 

Pirates with Attitude Performance is proudly supported by Burrinja

The DRMC Inc is proudly partnered by Yarra Ranges Council

See Flyer

2014

YOUTH MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

 

The Bill Borthwick Young Musicians Encouragement Prize: Grade 6 Primary School level and under

1st Prize: Ping Wang (oboe) from Endeavour Hills

2nd Prize Equal: Rochelle Scheid (piano) from Silvan

2nd Prize Equal: Indigo Bryant (violin) from Ferny Creek

Ann & Chris Krans Music Award (under 18)

1st Prize Equal: Henry Lee (piano/clarinet) from Kensington

1st Prize Equal: Anthony Barnhill (piano/oboe) from Ringwood North

Application Forms 2015 available: projects & Events/Youth Music Awards

2015 Youth Music Awards Adjudication: Sunday 9th November 2014

 

 

SAFE 'N' SOUND CD LAUNCH

SUNDAY 30 March 2014

@ Burrinja Cafe 2pm

 

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP EXPLORING COMMUNITY SAFETY

The community is invited to participate in DRMC's Safe 'n' Sound Project which is supported by the Victorian Government's Community Crime Prevention Program.

There will be songwriting workshops held at the Monbulk Living and Learning Centre on Wednesday 30 October and Wednesday 13 November at 7.00pm

All Welcome

Flyer

 

SCHOOL OF RAP

National Youth Week Activity presented by Dandenong Ranges Music Council Inc

WHERE:     DRMC, Upwey High School grounds

WHEN:        Monday 7 April 2014

TIME:         10.00am - 02.30pm

WHAT:        A chance to create & record raps with Melbourne rapper

                   'Bleach'

BYO:           Ideas and prepare to be inspired

BOOKINGS:  drmc@drmc.org.au  or phone 9754 6566

This creative gathering is a Youth Week Initiative supported by the State Government of Victoria

Flyer

 

 

Musical Theatre Workshops with Attitude

Be part of a change of attitude to artists with disabilities

A Musical Theatre workshop experience for all ages and all abilities to further develop their skills in drama, singing and dance.

Workshops: Saturdays 2 - 4pm @ DRMC (in grounds of Upwey High School: 1451 Burwood Hwy, Upwey)

April: 26     May: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31     June: 7, 14, 21

Concert: Saturday 28 June

Venue: Burrinja Black Box Theatre

Cost: $50 for all sessions or $5 per session

Performers are to be accompanied by a carer/parent or guardian at all time if necessary.

To register: email application form to drmc@drmc.org.au

Application Form

Flyer

For further information contact: Pauline Derrick 0417 552 863

 

ROBERT EXINER RECORDER FESTIVAL 2014

MONDAY 6 - SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER

  • 3 x 45 minute workshops at your school to create a new piece and work on two items to be presented at the concert
  • Lyrebird Temptation - A game of musical hide and seek in the playground during play or lunchtime
  • Concert at Burrinja Theatre - Sunday 12 October at 3.00pm

       Recorder Jam for all participants & audience

       Schools perform own item

       Schools perform workshop items

       Advance Recorder Ensemble

       Fully Sick Recorder Ensemble

       Ryan Williams solo performance

       Rehearsal prior to concert at 2.00pm

Music and backing CD will be supplied

Cost: 3 x workshops/rehearsal/concert/music & backing tracks $95.00

FULLY SICK RECORDER ENSEMBLE

Advanced players and/or previous Robert Exiner Festival participants.  Audition and 'Get To Know You' session.  Limited to 10 students only

LYREBIRD TEMPTATION

A game of musical hide and seek at Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda

Saturday 18 October 1.00 - 3.00pm - Public Event

CELEBRATION CONCERT: Sunday 12 October

Tickets: $10 Adults  $5 Child/Concession - available at the door

The Concert will start with a recorderjam for all performers and audience members.  BYO Recorder

Flyer

 

PRESS RELEASES 2014

Communities Make Music with DRMC

What's On @ DRMC 2014

2014 Youth Music Awards Winners

Youth Music Awards Concert 23 March 2014

Musical Theatre With Attitude 2014

All Ages  All Abilities  All Music

 

NICHOLAS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CD  $25

To order: http://www.trybooking.com/BZTV

Cost includes Postage and Handling.

 

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 6566

 

 

 

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