Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

The Waterford Strings perform at assembly

All our ensembles will be focusing on preparations for the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival.

Last Friday evening, the Terrace Rock Band performed for an enthusiastic crowd as part of the pre-show entertainment at the annual House Choir Night. Congratulations to these young men and their ensemble director, Mr Grabbe, on a great performance.

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.

Congratulations to the Waterford String Quartet, under the direction of Mrs Domenica Kelly, for their performance on the Medal Assembly this week. Thanks to Mrs Kelly and Miss Tio who filled in for absent students. Next week, the Black Concert Band, under the direction of Mr Craig Dabelstein, will perform on College 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

  • GPS Music Day of Excellence, Tuesday 1 August, Nudgee College
  • Book Week, Waterford String Quartet, Friday 4 August, Library, 7am
  • 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 02 September, Tennyson Playing Fields
  • Red Thunder Drumline and Terrace Rock, Rugby GT v BBC, Saturday 9 September, Tennyson Playing Fieldss