TRI-M Chapter #3718
The TRI-M Music Honor Society was started in 2001 by Mr. Jim Roytz and Mrs. Debbie Scheufler. The group began with the top musicians in the Band, Choir, and Orchestra who were selected by their teachers to be founding members of the group. Because Tri-M® is an honor society rather than a social club, members can’t just join, they have to be chosen by their advisor. All honor societies have standards—also called criteria—that students have to meet before they can become members. So, what does it take to be a Tri-M member? Here’s an explanation of the criteria, which your advisor can choose to raise with notice to the chapter members:
· Music Participation—you have to be (or have been) in a school music ensemble or class for at least one semester of the current school year. Also, you must have participated in the OMEA High School Solo & Ensemble Contest or other major solo & ensemble performance opportunities during their High School career.
· Grades/Scholarship—you have to have maintained an A average grade (or equivalent) in music, as well as at least a C average grade in your other classes, during the last semester.
· Leadership—any school or community activity that you’ve been actively involved in.
· Service—any school or community service activity you’ve been a part of, as long as whatever you did, you did for someone else and didn’t get money or receive any other kind of payment for it.
· Character—demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Examples are being responsible, following school policies and procedures, being respectful of others and their property, being honest, being punctual, and being patient.