Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

This weekend, all our ensembles will be performing for the Queensland Catholic Schools and Colleges Music Festival (QCMF) which will be taking place at Villanova College. This is our “grand final” event for music and, as such, it is expected that these performances take priority. A complete schedule for the event is currently on the Terrace App and, as is usual for all events, more detailed information has been sent out via Parent Lounge. Ensemble directors and your sons have been working very hard to deliver their best performances. It is always a busy but rewarding weekend for our musicians, providing them with a great performance experience. Please come out and support them and I would encourage them to stay and listen to other ensembles in their section. Please ensure that your son has his Terrace Music folder (with music) and the correct uniform (as outlined on the Event Memo) before the festival. Please remind him to bring his instrument(s) home for the weekend. The following links contain helpful information to assist you in navigating QCMF. Click here to view the Festival Map and parking information. Click here to view the Key Information Sheet for Festival Guests.

Congratulations to all the premier ensembles (SWE, TJO, Waterford Soloists, Terrace Choir, and 1st Percussion Ensemble) for their performances on the Music Spirit Assembly today. This assembly provides an opportunity to showcase the best of Terrace Music, and to acknowledge the commitment of our Year 12 students in the lead up to QCMF. Next week, the Terrace Guitar Ensemble will perform on College Assembly.

Applications for the 2018 Young Conservatorium programs have now opened. All applications must be submitted online through our website, to apply now please click here ($30 for a single applicant /$60 for a family application). The closing date for the main 2018 intake is Saturday 9 September 2017, with applicable auditions being held between 3 - 21 October 2017.

Talkin’ Jazz will be holding a performance workshop, for interested students, at the Brisbane Jazz Club during the September school holidays. This is always an exciting opportunity for those who have a strog grasp of their instrument and are interested in learning more about jazz. More information can be found by clicking here.

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 e-mail 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

  • QCMF, Thursday 17 August – Sunday 20 August, Villanova College
  • Year 5 Orientation Evening, Red Concert Band, Callan Red String Ensemble, Terrace Youth Choir, Thursday 31 August, 5.15pm – 5.45pm
  • 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