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Tri - M Music Honor Society


NAfME Tri-M logo Tri-M Music Honor Society
Chapter 4407
Sponsor: Michelle Roberts
Email: Michelle_Roberts@mcpsmd.org

The Tri-M© Music Honor Society is the international honor society for secondary school music students. The formation of this chapter signifies Montgomery Blair High School's recognition of the importance of the arts in the development of a comprehensive educational program. The Tri-M Music Honor Society provides a means of recognizing the efforts and achievements of music students who volunteer their time and share their musical talent with others. Since 1952 more than 5,500 Tri-M chapters have been chartered in the United States and abroad, and current membership exceeds 67,000. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education.

The goal of the Tri-M Music Honor Society is to foster greater interest in band, orchestra, and choral performance and to provide more opportunities for personal musical expression. Students are selected for membership in the honor society on the basis of musicianship, scholarship, character, leadership, and service to their school and community. The organization's high standards serve to challenge students to greater effort and achievement and to encourage them in the pursuit of excellence.

Information about eligibility, induction, graduation, fees and costs, attendance at meetings, participation in chapter service projects, responsibilities of chapter officers, and current and past membership can be found here.

IMPORTANT DATES 2015 - 2016

Thursday, September 10, 2015: Interest Meeting, 5th and 6th Period
Friday, September 25, 2015: Completed Teacher Recommendations and Intent Forms Due
Monday, September 28, 2015: Notification of Acceptance 
Thursday, October 1, 2015: Meeting
      $20 Dues, Acceptance Form, Photo Consent, T-Shirt Money (Optional) Due
Thursday, October 22, 2015: Meeting (Induction Ceremony Rehearsal)
Friday, October 23, 2015: Induction Ceremony @ 7:00 P.M., Auditorium
      ******Pictures from the induction ceremony have been posted in a photo album here******
Thursday, November 5, 2015: Meeting (Middle School Music Day)
Thursday, December 3, 2015: Tri-M Music Honor Society Meeting (Prepare for Concerts)
Thursday, December 3, 2014: Committee Assistance at Winter Concert I
Thursday, December 10, 2015: Committee Assistance at Winter Concert II
Monday, December 21, 2015: Committee Assistance at Middle School Music Day
Monday, January 7, 2016: Meeting (Planning for Swingin' Sounds, Music Advocacy)
Thursday, February 11, 2016: Meeting (Swingin' Sounds Preparation/MIOSM Planning)
Thursday, March 3, 2016: Meeting (Final Swingin' Sounds Preparation/MIOSM)
Sunday, March 20, 2016: Swingin' Sounds Service Project, afternoon/evening, SAC
Thursday, April 21, 2016: Meeting (Review Swingin' Sounds, Prepare for Concerts)
May 17 -- May 19, 2016: Committee Assistance at Fine Arts Festival
Thursday, May 5, 2016: Meeting (End of Year Recap. and Officer Vote)
Other Dates as Opportunities Arise: TBA

CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTS DUE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

___ Intent to Join Tri-M Form/Intent to Renew Membership Form
___ Recommendation Form from two (2) MBHS faculty members (New Students Only)

CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTS DUE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 1, 2015 AFTER NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

___ Acceptance Form for New Student Members or for Returning Student Members.
___ Photo Consent and Release Form
___ Check for $20.00 dues payable to MBHS
___ OPTIONAL: Check for $22.00 to purchase a Tri-M Music Honor Society T-Shirt

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 student membership of MBHS Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter 4407 which was named 2nd Runner Up for the Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year. The Chapter received a $600 award for a professional development activity.

Each state and regional division outside of the continental United States was permitted to submit one entry for consideration as Chapter of the Year. In only its third year, the Chapter received the nomination for the State of Maryland in May 2013 because of the outstanding service and commitment of its students.

* Note: The Tri-M Music Honor Society logo and words Tri-M are trademarks of NAfME: The National Association for Music Education. Unauthorized copying or use of said trademarks is strictly prohibited.


Information on this page was updated August 27, 2015.

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