Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

Please check the Terrace App and Parent Lounge regularly.

With the second week of term almost over, I trust everyone is settling back into their regular routines with lessons and rehearsals. I would like to remind all parents and students that we have arrangements with sport to ensure that our boys are able to participate in all activities; if you have any questions regarding this please feel free to contact me.

All our ensembles will be focusing on preparations for the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) which will take place at Villanova College from Thursday 17 August through Sunday 20 August. This is our “grand final” event for music and as such, it is expected that these performances take priority. Please ensure that music is being practised at home and that rehearsals are attended regularly. Parent Lounge notifications and Event Memos have been posted this week and we would appreciate prompt responses to assist us in the logistical preparations for such a large event. A Music Spirit Assembly will take place at the College on Thursday 17 August, just prior to QCMF, and will involve performances from our premier ensembles.

On Tuesday 1 August, 22 of our younger musicians will be representing Terrace at the GPS Music Day of Excellence (Years 5-7) which will take place at Nudgee College. Music has been distributed to teachers, and students are encouraged to begin working on their music to ensure they get the most out of this day. It is always an exciting and inspiring experience for our younger players. Notifications for this event have been sent out via Parent Lounge and a more detailed letter outlining the program for the day will be added to the Event Memo once this information becomes available.

The 2017 USA Music Tour Marching Band performed on College Assembly this week. During our USA Tour, this ensemble performed the longest march they are ever likely to perform; marching continuously for two hours at the Huntington Beach Fourth of July Parade to an estimated half a million people. Next week, the Waterford Strings, under the direction of Mrs Domenica Kelly, will perform for next weeks’ Medal Assembly.

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 3 Events

Terrace Rock, House Choir Night, Friday 21 July, Campbell Centre
GPS Music Day of Excellence, Tuesday 1 August, Nudgee College
Strings Showcase, Wednesday 9 August, TBC
Music Spirit Assembly, Thursday 17 August, Campbell Centre
QCMF, Thursday 17 August – Sunday 20 August, Villanova College
Red Thunder Drumline, Rugby GT v TSS, Saturday 12 August, Tennyson Playing Fields
Red Thunder Drumline, Rugby GT v TGS, Saturday 2 September, Tennyson Playing Fields
Red Thunder Drumline and Terrace Rock, Rugby GT v BBC, Saturday 9 September, Tennyson Playing Fieldss