The Dandenong Ranges Music Council Incorporated is an arts organisation serving the Shire of Yarra Ranges and beyond. The office is located in Upwey in 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.
We believe 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.
The DRMC is in the process of developing a new and revised strategic plan which will guide and inspire through communication and engagement a culture in music arts.
Your participation is welcome and you can contact ushere.
DRMC organises or facilitates a range of musical projects and events. These are a mixture of regular and special purpose events involving varying age groups and abilities.
Congratulations to the following Youth Music Awards recipients:
Bill Borthwick Young Musicians Encouragement Prize
1st Prize: Kaelem Dwight (Violin/Recorder) - Prize $300
Hon Men: Melody Ilyes (Flute) - Prize: $50
Hon Men: Ivy Ilyes (Flute) - Prize: $50
Chris Durrand Woodwind Encouragement Prize (1st time awarded)
Brianna Moore (Flute) - Prize: $150
Ann and Chris Krans Music Award
1st Prize: Timothy Huddleston (Tuba) - Prize: $300
2nd Prize: Betty Zhang (Piano) - Prize: $200
Mark McAlister Brass Encouragement Award (1st time awarded)
Timothy Huddleston (Tuba) - Prize: $150
Date: Saturday 2nd April 2016 1.45pm – 3pm
Venue: Tecoma Uniting Church, 1566 Burwood Hwy, Tecoma
Abba Meets Elvis at a Dance Party!
All Ages, All Abilities, All Welcome
Date: Saturday 17th September 2016 11.00am - 3.30pm
Venue: Burrinja Theatre, Upwey
The Party with Attitude Festival will involve 25 x 30 minute workshops in Abba songs, Drums, Movement/Chant, Country Music and Big Band. Items from each workshop will be developed for the Festival Performance Party.
The Festival will feature local professional artists, community groups and people with disabilities.
A forum on issues that affect people with disabilities will also be integrated into the festival as a futures exercise.
Community groups: Happy Wanderers, Tecoma Sing Australia, New Horizons Concert Band,Karen Woolfall & Band
Ranges Music School has been managed by the DRMC with the brief to provide high quality, accessible music education programs to the broader community across all ages and skill levels.