Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

Congratulations to the ANZAC Band who marched in Tuesday’s Anzac Parade through the Brisbane CBD.

The band consisted of 105 students from all year levels and was the largest in the parade. We marched the circuit twice and all the boys conducted themselves in a professional manner throughout the day, proudly representing Terrace in the wider community. Thanks to the music staff involved in preparing the students and to parents for your support. There has been a great deal of positive feedback and we are forward to making it bigger and better in 2018.

The Red Peppers Pep Band played their debut performance at the football, for the tunnel and half-time show, last Saturday. They played very well and looked sharp, getting the crowd on side and adding an extra dimension to the game. We will do our second, and final, performance at the football on Saturday 6 May.

Congratulations to the Terrace Choir and James Weidinger (Year 12 – Trumpet) for their contribution to the Anzac Day liturgy that was held on Monday. Next week, the Terrace Jazz Combo will be performing at College Assembly.

On Wednesday 17 May, several of our students will be representing Terrace at the GPS Music Showcase. This will involve a day of rehearsals and workshops, followed by an evening concert in the QPAC Concert Hall at 7pm. Shortly, free tickets for the event will become available for anyone in the community wishing to attend. Please contact to reserve your tickets and they will be forwarded to you once they become available.

Registration for the Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival is now open. Pemulwuy! is a triennial event based in Brisbane, Queensland and we have always had a good representation from Terrace in previous years. It aims to encourage males throughout Australia to engage in singing at whatever level of experience they find themselves and to build networks between conductors and artists who work in this unique field. If you would like to register or find out more information, please visit

There are vacancies in the Terrace Youth Choir (Years 5-8) rehearsing Wednesday mornings at 7.15am in the Chapel. Please contact our choral director, Mrs Debattista, ( if you require further information.

For those of you who participate in our Premier Ensembles, the Terrace Shop now has a selection of black microfibre shirts available for $50. These will be required, along with black trousers, for the Norman Clarke Concert later this term.

For those students who perform with our beginner and intermediate level ensembles, it is a requirement that they wear grey trousers for performances. This provides a more formal and unified look as opposed to a mix of trousers and shorts. The first big concert event for these groups will be the Winter Concert on Thursday 18 May. Trousers are available from the Uniform Shop in sizes from 8 to 18. Students who perform only as part of the Year 5 and 6 Band and Strings classes do not need to purchase trousers.

Please check the Terrace App and Parent Lounge regularly as this is where information regarding various events (see the list below) will now be published. As events are approved and posted to the Parent Lounge, you will be sent an email advising the name of the event, including the Event Memo, to check and you will be required to give a response regarding attendance. Event Memos will also be available through the Terrace App in CultureàMusic.

Term 2 Events

  • Red Peppers Pep Band, Saturday 6 May, 2pm, Tennyson Playing Fields. If you are playing football, please change into your formal school uniform and arrive asap once your game is finished.
  • Terrace Jazz Combo, Saturday 6 May, 4.30pm, Tennyson Playing Fields, Term 2 Sports Launch
  • GPS Music Showcase, Wednesday 17 May, selected performers only. All day rehearsals and workshop, Concert at QPAC Concert Hall, 7pm.
  • Winter Concert, Thursday 18 May, 6.30pm. Please note the date for this event has changed due to a clash with GPS Music Showcase.
  • Norman Clarke Concert, Sunday 21 May, Villanova College. Sound checks from 10.45am, concert at 3pm.