Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

Last Friday night, we held our annual Terrace Jazz Night at Boggo Road Gaol, featuring all of our jazz groups and Dean Vegas, Australia’s Number one Elvis impersonator. It was a great night out and I would like to thank all of the staff, students, parents, and TPA for their contributions to ensure the success of the evening.

On Wednesday evening, we had our Spring Concert, which was a final chance for our intermediate ensembles.

Next week, the Celebration of Excellence Orchestra and Choir rehearsals will be in full swing. Rehearsals will take place in the Music Department every morning next week commencing at 7am. Students should be reminded that the start time is 7am and they should be arriving 15 minutes prior to set up and tune their instruments. Full details for the week were sent in a letter with the Parent Lounge notification in Term 3. This letter, along with a detailed list outlining student involvement (i.e. orchestra, choir, and/or featured artist), is available on the Terrace App. These rehearsals, along with the full day tech. run on Monday 6 November, are compulsory and are to take priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

I am pleased to announce that Mr Adrian Head, one of our brass teachers, has been announced as one of five winners in the 4MBS Treasured Queensland Classical Musicians poll for 2017. Mr Head is very active in the Brisbane classical music scene as a conductor and performer; congratulations.

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

  • 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)