Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

As the term begins to wind down, I would like to thank all our musicians for the efforts they have put in so far this year. In the next edition of this report, and in the next few weeks, I will begin advertising the program for Term 4 and posting Event Memos.

Tonight, our young musicians will be out in force with the Red Concert Band, Callan Red String Ensemble and Terrace Youth Choir performing for the Year 5 2018 Orientation evening. This weekend will see the Red Thunder Drumline performing at the Rugby for the second time this season. This will be their penultimate performance for the Rugby season and on the following weekend they will be joined by the Terrace Rock Band.

Congratulations to the Terrace Jazz Combo for their performance at College Assembly this week. Next week, the Red Thunder Drumline and Terrace Rock Band will be performing for the final College Assembly for Term 3.

The Jazz Music Institute (JMI) is opening auditions for entry into their courses for 2018. Auditions are available by appointment from September 2017 through January 2018. To find out how to apply for JMI courses, visit their How To Apply page

For those wishing to learn more about JMI, they will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 16 September. This is a perfect opportunity to find out about the courses on offer in 2018 and to chat with staff and students at JMI. The run for the day is as follows:

  • 11am: Meet and greet with staff and students
  • 11.30am: Course information session
  • 12.30pm: Jazz Workshop with JMI students
  • 1.30pm: Open jam session and BBQ

To register your interest for this event, please send an email to

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 strong 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 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 Culturem |Music.

Term 3 Events

  • 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