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TRI-M MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATION

You are invited to share the Tri-M experience . . .

Sophomores, Juniors and Senior Band members are eligible to join Tri-M. The application process requires that students 1- fill out and submit the online application form below(scoll to bottom of page); and 2- submit a two page typed essay on “What Music Means to Me”.  This must be typed in 12 pt times new roman and written with proper grammar, sentence structure and punctuation.  Careful thought must be put into the content of this paper.  Quality of paper or lack of will determine final membership acceptance.  Paper should be submitted by email to gphillips@usd493.com  by Friday, Sept. 1. 

What is Tri-M?  Tri-M, once named the “Modern Music Masters”, is the international honor society for music students in senior high school.  It is a program of MENC (Music Educators National Conference):  The National Association for Music Education, an association of nearly 70,000 music education professionals nationwide who realize the importance of motivating students and recognizing music achievements.

What does Tri-M do?  Many things!  Tri-M serves the school and community in various ways.  Some of these include:  sponsoring concerts, providing ushers for concerts, providing soloists to perform at school events, honoring people in the community for their contributions to the school music program, community service projects, creating an awareness of the importance of school music, and much more.

What does Tri-M offer me?  Or Tri-M chapter meets during the school year to plan chapter activities including social parties, attendance to musical performances outside our school, and the like.  The greatest importance is the chance to share that, which is of importance to all members—experiencing the joy of music.

What do I do to become a member?  Tri-M is an honor society and membership does have a few requirements.  Your are required to pay the new members fee of $10.00, which will include your membership pin and certificate, fill out and submit the online application and write and submit a 1 and 1/2 page typed essay on “What Music Means to Me”. Students are required to be enrolled in a performing ensemble.  You are also required to display a positive attitude and be of excellent character within the music ensemble and entire school campus. 

 

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