What should a chapter meeting include? How often should we meet?
Chapter meetings will be used to determine many different things, including member selection and selecting chapter service projects.
Create a shared online calendar (for example, using Google Calendars) for your chapter that all members can access, and hold a poll to determine how often chapter meetings should take place. It is recommended chapters meet at least once a month.
What types of service projects should my chapter have, and how many hours of service are required per student each semester?
When selecting a service project for your chapter, set goals and guidelines ahead of time. Is your project meant to help the community, the school, or both? Do you have the resources to accomplish your goals? Which members are assigned to which tasks?
The amount of required service hours should either be set by the Chapter Advisor, determined by the Chapter Officers or voted upon by the chapter. It is recommended that students obtain at least 10 service hours per semester.
Where can I find example service projects?
There are many different types of service projects, from hosting an instrument petting zoo, to organizing a coin drive, to performing in your community, and more!
For examples and ideas shared from other chapters, visit our Service Project Ideas page.
What is the Tri-M National Service Day?
Tri-M® National Service Day is Monday, January 21, 2019.
All chapters of Tri-M are encouraged to participate through a service project of their choosing that benefits their school and/or community, and highlights music and music education.
How do I create a website for my Tri-M chapter?
To give your chapter visibility online and in your community, create a Tri-M chapter website tailored specifically to your program. There you can list rosters of members, service projects your chapter has accomplished, accolades earned, and more!
What kind of Tri-M merchandise can I purchase, and where can I shop?
Represent your Tri-M chapter with pride by wearing Tri-M Music Honor Society t-shirts, attaching patches to book bags and backpacks, or putting a Tri-M magnet on your locker. Be sure to pick up graduation swag as well for when you cross the stage into your future!
Find all these items and more at the Tri-M Online Shop.