Resident Profile #1: Rachel Dance

Welcome to our first instalment of what we hope will be a series of brief profiles on people in Marburg.

Do you know who was the 2008 Marburg Show Girl? You might have seen photographs in the Moreton Border News but they didn’t do justice to our own Rachel Dance.

Rachel is a familiar face at MDRA events as she is often the sound technician for Band in the Park. When she’s not at the controls, Rachel plays in a band that recently performed at the Resident’s myMarburg sausage sizzle. The band, “One Day” features Rachel on acoustic guitar and singing, Marcy on bass guitar and Justin drumming. In 2006, Rachel won the performance competition at the Black Snake Creek Festival and took home a new guitar. “One Day” has been a great inspiration to local girl musicians.
Rachel’s younger sister, Hayley (second from left below), also plays in a band “Angelz.11” which features Hayley on bass guitar, Chaia on lead guitar, Danyel drumming and Penny as the lead singer.

Both Rachel and Hayley went to Marburg State School and then Faith Lutheran at Plainland. Rachel finished school last year and is now studying youth development. Her mother, Lynelle, is an invaluable part of the team at Marburg State School and her father, Brad, is a stalwart on local committees such as the Show Society and the Auxillary Fire Brigade.

“One Day” and “Angelz.11” will both be playing at the upcoming Black Snake Creek Festival. We look forward to hearing the music and perhaps seeing some sisterly rivalry for the crown of best band at the festival.

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