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What is the Tri-M® Music Honor Society?

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 4,500-chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world.

Tri-M shares and supports the objectives of every dedicated music educator—to increase student and school involvement with music and to make a stronger and more unified school music programs.  Tri-M is a program of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of music education. Through its many programs, activities, publications, and conferences, MENC addresses all aspects of music education and works to ensure that every student can be a part of a balanced, comprehensive, and high quality program of music instruction.

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Tri-M® National Junior

Music Honor Society

Our Chapter Goals…

·   Conduct meetings at least 4 times a year

·   Community outreach

   ·   Support music programs at all schools

   ·   Support “Music in our Schools Month”

   ·   Excel in music programs

·   Promote admirable character

   ·   Maintain excellent grades in all disciplines

   ·   Obtain outstanding musical achievement

·   Demonstrate leadership


Meeting Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year...

All Meetings are on Mondays following Symphonic Band/Chorale Rehearsals from 4:15-4:45 p.m.  

October 2nd, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

December 4th and 11th


February 5th, 12th, and 26th

March 12th, 19th, and 26th

April 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th


A Word from the Founder

If we strive to cultivate musical sensitivity and perception in our students, we must likewise give adequate recognition for their efforts and achievements, and we must inspire them to strive for higher goals. In what better way than by bestowing upon them life membership in a worldwide honorary organization for musical youth?

—Alexander Harley, Founder, Tri-M Music Honor Society


A Brief History

1936—Alexander Harley and his wife Frances founded the Maine Music Masters at Maine Township High School in Park Ridge, IL.

1952—Maine Music Masters became incorporated and was renamed Modern Music Masters.

1954—The first individual member recognition, known as the Top-Notcher Certificate of Achievement, was presented. This certificate was renamed Tri-M® Leadership in 2002.

1971—First Master Musician Certificate was presented.

1983—Modern Music Masters became a program of MENC: The National Association for Music Education and was officially renamed the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

2007—Dolton District 148 Tri-M Chapter 5419 is activated.

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