Director of Music | Acting Director, Mr Jan Hewerdine

Last Sunday, the Terrace Choir sang admirably at the GTOBA Mass. Thanks to the boys and Mrs Debattista for their work in putting the program together.

Congratulations to Jack Gardiner, Eden Chan, Kevin Ye, Charlie Newman and Conor Burke, who performed a sterling rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In on assembly. Next week is a spirit assembly, so there will be no music.

Please note:

  • Terrace Open Day, Wednesday 7 March, 4-7pm, is cancelled due to construction work.
  • The Chamber Music Concert, Wednesday 28 February, 6-7.30pm is cancelled.

The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is pleased to present the inaugural State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) Middle School - South-East Queensland from Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 June 2017, held at Queensland Conservatorium's South Bank campus in Brisbane. SHEP provides an opportunity for middle school (Years 5 - 8) wind, brass, percussion, string and voice students to work in an intensive environment of musical excellence with their peers from South East Queensland, under the leadership of a team of eminent conductors from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Nominations close on 6 March. Please email if you would like a nomination form.

For students who are looking for avenues to learn about jazz, I would like to point you towards the Talkin’ Jazz programme for high school students. For more information please visit or email

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 Music and will no longer be emailed separately.

Term 1 Events
  • GPS Music Showcase, Thursday 22 February, Music Dept. Select musicians and singers. Please check the Parent Lounge
  • ANZAC Day Marching Band (SWE and Red Thunder Drumline), Saturday 3 March, 8.30am-6.50pm, Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival
Holiday Workshops
  • ANZAC Day Marching Band, Monday-Tuesday 9-10 April Timings TBC