Tri-M Music Honor Society®

Tri-M® meets every Friday morning at 6:55 a.m. in the choir room

2020-21 Tri-M Officers

President: Nicole Vizer

Vice-President: Colette Goldammer

Treasurer: Jacob Klingsten

Secretary: Samantha Bachofen

Historians: Daniela Frey and Rachael Bowen

What is Tri-M®?

Tri-M Music Honor Society® is the international music honor society for 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 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M® has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world.

What Does Tri-M® Do?

Throughout the year, Tri-M® Chapter #2738 provides service and support to the Waterford High School music department and to our community.

Members maintain membership by participating in projects throughout the year. These have included in the past:

  • Create locker signs for ensemble members for every home concert

    • Also create "bus signs" for music department trips

  • Usher home concerts - hand out programs, help with video reinforcement

  • Homecoming Float & Paint the Town

  • Fall and Spring Campus Clean-up - go through the school grounds and pick up garbage

  • Write letters of thanks to deployed US Troops in November

  • Caroling at Waterford Senior Living

  • Create handmade valentines for residents at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Run activities for Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM)

    • Host annual MIOSM Benefit Concert

    • Lunchtime music-related games and trivia

    • Create announcements that support music

    • Decorate atrium in compliance with the national MIOSM theme

  • Help with WGSD local Solo & Ensemble

  • Help run indoor concession stands at athletic events

  • Help with Chocolate Fest parking lot

  • Annual Tri-M® Car Wash (Sunday of Memorial Day weekend)

Who is Eligible?

Membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society® is based upon excellence in five areas:

  • Scholarship: The student will have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0, a 4.0 grade point average in music classes, and the enrollment in at least one WUHS music ensemble annually.

  • Leadership: The student will demonstrate these qualities in class, in the halls, in extra- curricular activities, and community activities.

  • Character: The student will uphold the principles of morality and ethics, demonstrate the highest standards of honesty and reliability, and show courtesy, concern and respect for others.

  • Service: The student shows a desire to render service willingly. This is shown by participation in outside volunteer activities, contributions made to the school, classmates and community, and a positive attitude toward service.

  • Musical Skill: The student demonstrates above average ability on their primary instrument or voice alongside a strong practice ethic and desire to continually improve.

Why You Should Be a Tri-M® Member

  • Tri-M Music Honor Society® recognizes and rewards students based on their accomplishments and service activities. Isn’t it nice to be thanked for all you do? Isn't it awesome to help others be recognized, too?

  • Having a Tri-M® chapter at your school gives a boost to your school music program. Don’t you love helping your music teachers be recognized for their hard work?

  • Chapter service and community activities show the entire community how important music is in your school. Your chapter activities help ensures music stays in prominent in Waterford!

  • Tri-M® is a chance for all members of your music program to work together toward common goals under the leadership of school faculty. Isn’t it great when we can all get along?

  • Tri-M® gives you the chance to learn new skills through service activities and taking leadership of chapter projects. Don’t you love learning?

How Do I Apply?

Applications are available here.

Applications must be sent digitally via your school e-mail address by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

A hard copy must also be turned in to Mr. Machan by 7:25 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021.