Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

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

On Tuesday, 22 of our younger musicians represented Terrace at the GPS Music Day of Excellence (Years 5-7) that took place at Nudgee College. Students spent the day rehearsing as part of either the Concert Band, String Orchestra or Choir. The boys worked very well throughout the day, which ended with an evening concert that was well attended. Thanks to the Terrace Music staff who assisted throughout the day and congratulations to all our musicians who participated and proudly represented Terrace.

All our ensembles are focusing on preparations for the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) which will take place at Villanova College from Thursday 17 August to 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.

In preparation for QCMF, the Strings will be having a Showcase Concert next Wednesday evening, 9 August, in the Edmund Rice Theatre at Waterford Place. Event Memos were posted earlier this week outlining details for the event.

Congratulations to the Black Concert Band, under the direction of Mr Craig Dabelstein, for their performance on College Assembly this week. Next week, the 1st Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mr Matt Cocking, will perform.

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

  • Book Week, Waterford String Quartet, Friday 4 August, Library, 7.15am
  • Strings Showcase, Wednesday 9 August, Edmund Rice Theatre, 6pm
  • Red Thunder Drumline, Rugby GT v TSS, Saturday 12 August, Tennyson Playing Fields
  • Music Spirit Assembly, Thursday 17 August, Campbell Centre
  • QCMF, Thursday 17 August – Sunday 20 August, Villanova College
  • 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 Fields