Advisor

Getting to Know You

February 6, 2017

The Homestead High School (Cupertino, CA) Tri-M chapter brings together disparate groups of student musicians into one supportive community. Now orchestra, band and choir members have a structured program to share their love of music with each other, throughout the school, and in the larger community. Homestead High School Cupertino, CA Tri-M Advisor: John Burn

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Student

Youthful Wisdom

January 13, 2017

Jordan Penrose, a senior at United High School in Monmouth, IL, has been a Tri-M chapter member since 9th grade and is currently its president. At first she was just excited to be among people who shared her love of music. But now she sees the impact of having a chapter in broader terms. “Tri-M […]

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Alumni

Time of my Life

January 23, 2017

The time I spent in Tri-M—loving music and helping the local community with my peers—were the best 3 years of my life. The chapter that I was in was founded my sophomore year, and I was one of its original members. I served as secretary for two out of the three years of my membership. […]

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Alumni

A Sense of Belonging

February 28, 2018

I graduated Cleburne County High School in Heflin, AL. in 1999. I was a member of the Tri-M honor society for 2 years while I was there. I have always been involved in music since I was about 4 years old. After graduation, I went on to college on a piano scholarship; some in part […]

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Alumni

A Shot at Leadership

March 10, 2017

During my time in high school, I was a member of Tri-M. My high school’s Tri-M chapter was just restarting. During my senior year, I became secretary of the chapter. I was a part of the movement to try to “rebuild” my school’s Tri-M. Along with other members, I helped elementary schools and middle schools […]

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Alumni

Aha, a Career!

February 16, 2017

Being a member of Tri-M for two years, I got to see so much. One of the most memorable experiences was when we had an orchestra from Poland visit our school. Many people came, and although I had to guard the doors, I was still able to watch them perform and hear their music. The […]

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Alumni

Life-Changing Experience

February 8, 2017

I joined Tri-M by mistake, and it was probably one of the best mistakes I have ever made in my life. Our chapter was brand new when I joined so there was a lot of precedent to be set. Tri-M taught me how to be a leader by planning fundraisers, finding volunteers, and creating successful […]

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Advisor

Paying it Forward

December 2, 2016

At Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, NY, Tri-M chapter members visit elementary schools to show younger students how valuable it is to have music in their lives. The visits are also intended to counter the widely held belief that it's harder to keep playing and being part of the music community […]

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Student

Joy Where It’s Needed

November 16, 2016

At Marblehead High School in Marblehead, MA, Tri-M chapter member Claire Caplan created a program that sent student musicians into local nursing homes to perform for the residents. Showing great leadership skills and a passion to serve the community, Claire personally coordinates the visits and schedules her fellow student musicians. Claire Caplan, Student Marblehead High […]

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Advisor

Opportunities Galore

August 25, 2016

Connecting students across different performing arts disciplines, the Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter at Santa Margarita High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, allowed many to undertake leadership roles and engage in community service projects. These include performing at a local hospice where residents greeted the student musicians with much enthusiasm. Santa Margarita Catholic High […]

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Advisor

Year-Round Dedication

June 2, 2016

At West Babylon Senior High in West Babylon, NY, Tri-M members have committed to lend their time to community service projects every month of the year. These large, complex projects are all run solely by the Tri-M student musicians. Among the many worthy causes are food drives, Adopt-A-Family, Pennies for Patients, the Turkey Trot, Music […]

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Student

Group Encouragement

May 10, 2016

Emanuel G., a student at Elizabeth Davis Middle School in Chester, VA, struggled to find the correct notes when practicing on his own. But before-school practices run by the Tri-M chapter once a week changed everything. “I was able to hear what the music is actually supposed to sound like,” Emanuel says. “It helped me […]

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Advisor

Music Heals

May 1, 2016

Tri-M chapter members at Scarsdale High School in Scarsdale, NY, performed four concerts at a local rehab center over the course of just eight months. After each concert, the student musicians interact with patients, learning their stories and heeding their words of wisdom. It's a win-win. The students enjoy performing and the residents have something […]

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