Honor Music. Honor Success.
Start a Tri-M Chapter
with a Grant from NFHS
The National Federation of State High School Associations has partnered with the Tri-M Music Honor Society (A Program of The National Association for Music Education) to provide a grant to cover the cost of activation, to 10 new Tri-M Chapters during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Requirements to receive the grant are:
Have a willing faculty member able to fulfill the duties of the Advisor role.
Have never chartered a Chapter, or not have had an active Chapter in the past 10 years.
Be in good standing with their NFHS state association.
Plan to or currently participate in NFHS state music contests and/or programs.
Plan for student leadership development.
Grant Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year closed on November 12, 2021.
NFHS Grant Winners!
Beacon High School (Chapter 8989)
Susan Wright, Advisor
James Walton, Co-Advisor
Boonsboro High School (Chapter 8990)
Scott Engel, Advisor
Coeur d’Alene High School (Chapter 8991)
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Jim Phillips, Advisor
Central Falls High School (Chapter 8992)
Central Falls, RI
Bryant Montalvo, Advisor
Ethel Dwyer Middle School (Chapter 8993)
Huntington Beach, CA
Neil Reyes, Advisor
Lake Buena Vista High School (Chapter 8994)
Leslie Kupetz, Advisor
Glenwood City High School (Chapter 8995)
Glenwood City, WI
Matt Lamb, Advisor
Noble High School (Chapter 8996)
Tristianne Asbury, Advisor
Pine View High School (Chapter 8997)
St. George, UT
Robert Reimer, Advisor
Valerie Ravitch, Co-Advisor
Shenandoah Valley Junior/Senior High School (Chapter 8998)
John Shoener, Advisor
A Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter at your school could positively impact your student musician’s lives. Tri-M encourages students to go above and beyond in their school and community through service projects and performance opportunities.
These projects bring awareness to:
- Local needs through clothes and food drives, community clean up projects, performances at local hospitals and nursing homes.
- Your music program through teacher appreciation events and performances, a music tutoring program, organizing a 5K or walk-a-thon.
- Your esteemed students by allowing them to use their creativity, leadership, and management skills to plan and execute their service projects.
Read Kansas Music Educators Association’s article about how rewarding starting a Tri-M Chapter is for both students and teachers.
“[A] Tri-M chapter brings together disparate groups of student musicians into one supportive community.” – John Burn, Tri-M Advisor
Tri-M Headquarters provides everything you need to get your Chapter started. On MusicHonors.com, you can find:
- Advisor Resources. Find out what the advisor’s duties are and a Quick Start Guide to setting up your Chapter.
- Tri-M Guidelines. The ultimate guide to everything Tri-M.
- Sample by-laws to get your Chapter chartered.
- Membership Requirements. Aside from Leadership qualities, Service, and Character, your members must have maintained for the previous semester:
At least an A average grade or equivalent in a music related class and at least a B average grade or equivalent in all other academic classes.
- Appointing Officers.
- Chapter Resources, including: Induction Ceremony Template, Sample Induction Letter, Student Membership Form.
- A list of 75 Service Project Ideas. These ideas came right from active Chapters!