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 Sunday the Terrace Choir performed for the TLG Past Mothers’ Mass in the Chapel. This is our last performance for the term as we head in to exams. For the past couple of weeks, rehearsal focus has been on preparation for the upcoming tour to the USA and there will also be some workshop sessions taking place during the first week of the holidays. Details of the additional rehearsals were outlined in a letter from Mr Cocking (emailed 5 May).

Before the end of term, I will be sending out a tour notification regarding participation in the Celebration of Excellence Orchestra and Choir. While this event doesn’t take place until Term 4, we need to have an idea of numbers to assist in planning, both from our end and for the crew at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), and ordering equipment for the event.

This weekend, we have ten of our musicians in Years 5 to 8 representing Terrace at the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Southbank. The weekend will culminate in two concerts on Sunday at 1pm, for the Wind Ensembles and 3pm, for the String and Vocal Ensembles.

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 keep up to date. This week is the final week for you to make changes to enrolments for Music and Speech & Drama lessons before billings are processed for next term. Please fill in the appropriate form on the Terrace App (Culture | Music) and email to or print and return to the Music Dept. office.

Due to exams commencing next week, there will be no further performances on College Assembly for this term.

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.

Holiday Workshops

  • Red Thunder Drumline, Monday 19 June, Tennyson
  • Red and Black Big Bands, Tuesday 20 June, Terrace
  • Terrace Jazz Combo, Wednesday 21 June, Terrace