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  • June/July/August Practice Dates
  • Special GUEST TEACHER this week!
  • "Pachanga" gig wrap up!
  • Payment + Uniform updates!


BIG UPS and HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who made it out to see and perform at our first gig in AGES! Special shout out to the Raio De Sol Dancers who brought next level moves to the gig!
We really tried to do something different for our performance for this one - and we'll be recording (live without audience) this set in June 2021 (this month!) for posterity! 

No gigs coming up soon as we are going to focus on new songs - but we'll keep you in the loop for the next public performance! 


THIS Wednesday 9th June (tonight!) we have Special Guest Teacher from Sydney's band SAMBA NINJA - Tom! He will be taking us through some new songs - including this composition!

This is a regular open practice and open to newbies too - but not specifically catered to newbies. Everyone couple of month's we are going to get in some guest teachers to bring us some new and interesting material for Raio to chew over!

Raio Practice Schedule

We now have a regular schedule for practice which is alternating MON's + WED's from June until August.


ONCE a month we are also doing a Wednesday session that will cater just to new members (if there are any in attendance). Monday sessions are also for paid subscriptions members only (see below!)

WED 9th June (this week)
MON 14th June 
WED 23rd June (newbie session)
MON 28th June

WED 7th July
MON 12th July
WED 21st July (newbie session)
MON 26th July

WED 4th August
MON 9th August
WED 18th August (newbie session)
MON 23rd August

Payment + Costs Update!

Thank you to all members who have signed up to our new half year memberships! We really appreciate it! This is the first step in a gradual process and we're really happy with the support that we've gotten for this. Remember that 100% of all payments go 100% back into the band and pay for things like:

  • hiring of our rehearsal hall
  • insurance
  • instrument repair + upkeep
  • paying for new teachers to come from interstate
  • banners, flags and new instruments

We are coming up to the end of the first 6 month block - with the next one covering you from JULY to DEC 2021. 

INCREASE IN CASUAL CLASS COSTS: From July 2021 we will be increasing our casual class costs from our original $2/$5 per class to a flat cost $10 per class. This change is to facilitate the week-to-week running of Raio De Sol and to encourage and support regular attendance.

We are committed to making Raio De Sol accessible to everyone - and when we started (6+ years ago!) we deliberately priced the group at a community level. This new costs still reflects our commitment to keeping what we do accessible and basically masking sure anyone who wants to join - CAN join.

It also makes the 6 month memberships much more attractive too - as we are gradually going to be moving towards this model of membership. As always if you have any issues with the costs then get in touch with a committee member!

6 Month Memberships

Sick of paying weekly subs? $10 per class too much? THEN! Join with a $100 for 6 Monthly Membership! We have two sessions a year: (1) January - June (2) July - December.

Name: Raio De Sol
BSB: 313-140
ACC:  12074346

If you've recently paid your $100 membership (i.e in the last couple of months) - we'll work out something individual for your second 6 month payment. Chat to us at practice! 

Raio Shirts and Hoodies

We have BAND SHIRTS printed and ready! If you don't have one yet then please get one! We have variety of sizes and the cost is $30. 

As it's winter - we might do a HOODIE order also - if you want a hoodie then FILL OUT THE FORM and they are $45

9th June WED - Guest Teacher @ St Ninians
14th June MON - Advanced Practice @ St Ninians
23rd June WED - Beginner Practice @ St Ninians
28th June MON - Advanced Practice @ St Ninians

Google Drive Videos for various parts of our songs + YouTube Channel for public videos  
FACEBOOK MEMBERS GROUP - join the group here!
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