We are always looking for new members so if you play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument and can read music, we would love to hear from you. We welcome instrumentalists of all ages and abilities with no audition required.

At the moment we are particularly interested in trombone, flute and french horn players (though any instrument is welcome), and we invite you to come out soon to a rehearsal and either sit in and play with the band for an evening or listen and have a chance to chat with current band members.

We are also often on the lookout for interested volunteers for other roles, both musical and behind the scenes.

Lesbian, gay, transgendered, bisexual and gay-friendly heterosexual people only please. We currently have an equal number of men and women in our band and while our membership is primarily gay, lesbian, and bisexual we do have several people in our midst who identify as heterosexual.

Membership Dues and Benefits

Being a playing and paying member of the Rainbow Concert Band is one good way you can support the band, and it comes with several benefits. To begin with, your membership dues help to pay our operating expenses, such as rehearsal space rental, new music, and instrument upkeep and repair, as well as administrative costs. If you are a fully paid up member of the Rainbow Concert Band you also get to vote at the Annual General Meeting and help to decide the path that the Band follows each year.

Membership Dues are $180 yearly (from September 1 to August 31), or $60 per Season. We have three Seasons a year. Our Fall Season is from September to December, our Spring season is from January to May, and the Pride Season is from June to August and includes all pride activities.


For members who are students/retired/un- or underemployed or who are otherwise unable to pay the full membership dues, full or partial dues subsidies are available in exchange for participation in extra fundraising efforts during the year, and/or short time commitments doing administrative tasks, such as music library filing, band room cleanup, postering for concerts, and so on.

1 Comment

  1. Hello!

    I am interested in joining your group. I am a clarinettist from Canberra, Australia and I will shortly be moving to Vancouver (availability is from mid-April 2015) to accompany my partner on his work placement at Vancouver General Hospital.

    I studied clarinet performance as part of my music degree (2002-2007) at the University of Western Australia (under Allan Meyer, principal clarinet of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra). I have both concert band and orchestral playing experience (in youth orchestras, university ensembles and community-based orchestras and bands since graduating).

    Should you have any need for additional clarinets I would love to get in touch!

    (What a wonderful idea to have an LGBTI concert band!)

    Warm regards

    Tim Artelaris

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