Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

As we approach the end of term, could I please ask that students keep an eye on their lesson timetables.

Last Thursday evening, our beginning and intermediate ensembles performed at the annual Winter Concert in the Campbell Centre. I would like to congratulate all our performers on the excellent performances, presentation, and participation as audience members throughout the evening. I have received positive feedback from the wider community and Mr Norman Clarke, our Patron of the Arts, was most impressed with what these young men have achieved. Thanks to the staff involved to make the evening such a success and parents for your support of your sons’ musical endeavours.

Sunday saw our premier ensembles performing at the Norman Clarke Concert. This was a full day of tech runs followed by the concert. Once again, the boys did an outstanding job and feedback has been very positive. We would like to thank Mr Norman Clarke once again for his generous contribution to this concert. Along with a gift, we thanked Norman, and Mrs Roslyn Cooling, by offering a seat on the stage as the SWE performed; a gesture that meant a lot to him. Thanks again to the staff and parents, and the members of the TPA who provided pre-and post show drinks and nibbles for the event.

Next Tuesday morning, the TPA will be hosting a Mothers’ Mass in the Chapel commencing at 7.30am. It would be great to see some of our Performing Arts students and parents in attendance for this mass.

For those students taking part in the USA Tour in the June/July holidays, please note that additional rehearsals have commenced this week. Details of the additional rehearsals were outlined in a letter from Mr Cocking (emailed 5 May).

As we approach the end of term, could I please ask that students keep an eye on their lesson timetables and notify their Music/Speech & Drama teachers in advance of any absences related to in class assessment. Most of our teachers are employed on a casual basis with teaching portfolios spread across multiple schools. Early notification of such absences will assist them in making the most of their time and ensuring your sons’ lessons are up to date.

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

This week, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr Jan Hewerdine and featuring flute soloist, Richie Scalia (Year 12), performed on College Assembly. Congratulations to them on a fine performance. There will be no performance on assembly next week.

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 Culture | Music.

Term 2 Events

  • Terrace Choir | TLG Past Mothers’ Mass and Morning Tea, Sunday 28 May, 10am, Chapel of the Holy Family.