Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

This Friday night, we will be holding our annual Terrace Jazz Night at Boggo Road Gaol and will feature all of our jazz groups. Our special guest artist for the evening is Dean Vegas, Australia’s number one Elvis impersonator. As always, this will be a great evening and if you would like to join us and “do time on the inside”, book your tickets through College Events. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move to the Campbell Centre and, if required, the decision to change venue will be announced on Thursday afternoon.

The Celebration of Excellence featured artist workshop, held on Monday, was a great experience for our performers. Our students had the opportunity to work with seasoned performers Greg Moore (Ten Tenors), Brad Lever (Swing Central) and Chris Palmer (Guitar/Vocals), developing their vocal performance technique and stage craft skills.

The following music students have recently been awarded prizes in the ASME Young Composers Competition for 2017. Yang Zhang (Year 9) received a Highly Commended in the Middle School Ellaways Instrumental/Vocal Section for his composition “The Saxophone Joyride” for Saxophone Trio and Kevin Ye (Year 9) was awarded first place in the Middle School Binary Music Electronic Music Section for “We Are The Last Ones Out Here”. These students, along with other prize winners, are invited to a pre concert workshop on Sunday 22 October held at Vivace Piano and Strings, Macgregor, where they will meet the adjudicators, Dr Paul Bonetti and Mr James North and perform their works; it is at this concert that they are presented with their awards.

We have recently discovered an issue with the new emailing program that is currently in the process of being resolved. Could you please check Parent Lounge for events (listed below) as there are a number of e-mails that are not being delivered.

Congratulations to the Terrace Jazz Orchestra who performed on today's College Assembly. Next week the Red Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Mr Adrian Head, will perform at our College Assembly.

Please see below for the list of Term 4 events. Please remember to accept tour notifications as they are sent through Parent Lounge and check Event Memos(available through the Terrace App).

Term 4 Events

  • Jazz Night (TJO, TJC, Red and Black Big Bands), Boggo Road Gaol, Friday 20 October
  • Spring Concert (Years 5 and 6 Bands and Strings, Callan Red and Black String Ensembles, Red and Black Concert Bands, Terrace Youth Choir), Wednesday 25 October, 6 – 7.30pm, Main Campus
  • Celebration of Excellence Rehearsal Week (SWE, Waterford Strings and Soloists, Terrace Choir), Monday 30 October – Friday 3 November), 7– 8.15am, Music Dept.
  • Celebration of Excellence, Monday 6 November, all day, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)