Director of Music | Acting Director, Mr Jan Hewerdine

Welcome to Terrace Music for 2018; both to students continuing in our program as well new students who will be joining us for the first time. The year is off to a great start with our annual Music Camp being held at both Terrace and Brookfield last week. Under the leadership of Alex O’Meally (Music Captain) and Henry Wenck (Music Vice-Captain), this was a great opportunity for our Senior ensembles to bond and make great headway on our repertoire for the year. Additionally, students were able to work with our new staff for 2018. These were Mr Graham Ritchie (guitar/bass guitar), Mr Greg Moore (Speech and Drama), Ms Sophie Collis (Double Bass) and Mr Michael Manikus (Piano). By the end of the camp the groups were sounding very strong indeed, promising a great year ahead for Terrace Music. Thanks to the dedicated Music Staff for their work with the boys. For your forward planning, next year’s camp will take place from 14 to 18 January.

Congratulations to the Red Thunder Drumline who performed on Monday for the welcoming tunnel for the new Years 5 and 7 students and the SWE plus the Red Thunder Drumline on their first performance of the year at College Assembly on Tuesday morning.

Music lessons, Speech and Drama lessons and all ensemble rehearsals, unless otherwise notified, will have commenced this Wednesday in Week 1. You should have received an email notification of lesson times and ensemble involvement. If you have not done so, please contact The ensemble rehearsal schedule is available through the Terrace App under Culture | Music.

A reminder that the Terrace App is being used to store and disseminate information such as the Music and Speech and Drama Handbook, the weekly rehearsal schedule, and Event Memos for performances. There will still be some information found on the College website but it will be of a more general nature.

Performance and workshop notifications are sent out as a Tour, emailed via the Parent Lounge, and this will be used to ascertain as to who will be attending performances and for roll marking. Could I ask that you respond promptly to these notifications as we use this information, among other things, to generate rolls and book transport when applicable. Please keep in mind that it is expected that all members of an ensemble participate in all performances but we understand that from time to time there may be circumstances that prevent attendance. If you are declining a tour, could you also please inform the ensemble director and cc: Finally, as these notices only go out to parents, could you please discuss the event with your son to ensure he has the details entered in his calendar. You and he will be able to view the Event Memo via the Terrace App. Links to the Parent Lounge will be mentioned in this Terrace News article as they become available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Music Department

A full list of each term's events is included at the end of this article and will be updated as required. This list will contain a basic outline of each event with more detailed information being sent directly to those involved via the Parent Lounge.

Term 1 Events

  • Opening Mass, Terrace Choir and Mass Band, Friday 2 February, University of Queensland
  • Callan Red and Black String Ensembles Workshop and Concert, Sunday 4 February, 9am-3pm, Edmund Rice Theatre, Waterford Place
  • Red Concert Band Workshop, Sunday 4 February, 8.45am-12pm
  • GTOBA Mass, Terrace Choir, Sunday 12 February, Chapel of the Holy Family
  • Chamber Music Concert, Wednesday 28 February, 6-7.30pm, Edmund Rice Theatre, Waterford Place
  • Terrace Open Day, Wednesday 8 March, 4-7pm, Terrace
  • ANZAC Day Marching Band, Sunday 3 March, Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival