2017-11-25 / The Rock

Tri-M Music Honor Society selects newest members

By Octavia Clayton


The Tri-M Music Honor Society new inductees are Morgan Burgess, Colton Fox, Austin Holder, Jannette Bello-Mejia, Caitlyn Mayer, Collin Graves and Austin Torain. The Tri-M Music Honor Society new inductees are Morgan Burgess, Colton Fox, Austin Holder, Jannette Bello-Mejia, Caitlyn Mayer, Collin Graves and Austin Torain. On Monday, Oct. 16, Tri-M inducted new members. The newest inductees of Tri-M Music Honor Society are Morgan Burgess, Colton Fox, Austin Holder, Jannette Bello-Mejia, Caitlyn Mayer, Collin Graves, and Austin Torain.

Tri-M selects new members every semester, consisting of members of both band and chorus.

In Person County, Tri-M is managed by the Person High School chorus and band teachers, Brittany Booth and Kristen Daniels.

Booth is the primary sponsor and chorus instructor and Daniels is the band director and cosponsor.

Tri-M Music Honor Society is a national program and Person High School has had its Tri-M chapter since 1958, although it was inactive for a period of time and the chapter was reinstated in 2016.

New members are selected by a process. In order to become a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, the candidate has to be in either band or chorus; there is a GPA requirement (AB Honor Roll); there must be letters of recommendation, and students must submit an application that the executive committee will analyze and decide who will become the newest members.

The executive committee consists of Booth, Daniels, and the executive board. Members are also judged and selected based on their participation, character and leadership.

Members of Tri-M are responsible for concert logistics and preparation; they perform within the community and classroom; they are given leadership responsibilities including music tutoring of elementary and middle school students, and nursing home performances.

Tri-M was created for students who musically excel and wish to obtain leadership, self-confidence, and creativity through music.

Tri-M also provides members an opportunity to be a leader and give back to the community.

Tri-M holds meetings for its members on the first Tuesday of every month.

“Tri-M is beneficial because it is focused on community service and leadership throughout music and the community. It challenges students to strive to operate on a higher level and push their musicality to a higher standard,” said Daniels.

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