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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.



2017 is an exciting year with these projects:

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Press Release - Community Heritage Grant Success

15th November 2016

The Dandenong Ranges Music Council has been awarded a $5032.50 Community Heritage Grant to fund a Preservation Needs Assessment to assist in the identification and preservation of a community-owned but nationally significant heritage collection.

The grant was announced at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on 25th October 2016.

Ray Yates said the grant was important in supporting the effort to preserve the DRMC collection at the grassroots level. "While the grant provides the funds, the offered preservation and collection management workshop offers the expertise to help us protect our collection and make it accessible while it remains in the local context" he said. The outcome of the project will be recommendations for the methodology and priorities to plan for the convservation activities and collection management.

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Calvin Bowman's Crowd Funded CD Project

Calvin Bowman is seeking crowd funding to publich a CD of his works. Calvin Bowman's songs have received acclaim from some of the most distinguished names in the arts over the years: 'Gems of twenty-first century imagination' - Sir Neville Marriner 'Beautiful and well written' - Barbara Bonney 'Equal to that of Ned Rorem...magnificent and flawless' - William Jay...

The money raised in this part of the campaign will go towards artists costs and engineering and production fees. Overall production costs will be in the vicinity of $36,000.

Click here to support a CD recording of Calvin Bowman songs.

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