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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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Performance Opportunity

The Mayor’s Community Celebration (instead of a Mayoral Ball)

Date: Saturday 7th October 2017
Venue: Burrinja
Time: 11am – 4pm

The Mayor’s Community Celebration will include activities for all ages and abilities in the Foyer, Black Box Theatre, outside and Burrinja Theatre:

  • Children’s Activities: Face Painting
  • Visual Arts Displays
  • Community Group Displays – CWA, CFA, Historical Societies, Environmental Groups, Performing Groups
  • Creative and Performing Artists (Belly Dancers, String Quartets, Small Woodwind Group, Jazz,  Piano, individuals, workshops etc)
  • Open Mic in the Skylark Cafe

Foyer Performances: Small acoustic ensembles/choir or instrumentalist/voice

Black Box Theatre: Small acoustic ensembles/choir or instrumentalist/voice

Burrinja Theatre: Big Sing to include choirs and individuals, Drumming Circle, Concert Band/Big Band, Orchestra, Indigenous Dance/Music

45 minute time slots with 15 minute changeover: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

DRMC has been asked to coordinate the perfomances component on the day and invites interested performers to click on and complete the Registration of Interest form before 18th August 2017.

Mayors Community Celebration - choir

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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DRMC phone: 03 9754 6566   |  Email:    |  Mail: PO Box 430, Belgrave VIC 3160

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