Musically-oriented students inducted into Tri-M Music Honor Society

Chloe Saldanha, Copy Editor

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Tri-M Music Honor Society held its induction ceremony. The ceremony was opened by the Voice Ensemble students singing the national anthem.

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international honor society that allows students to be recognized for their hard work, talent and dedication. Students involved in the Tri-M Music Honor Society are responsible for performing and assisting at different events throughout the year.

The first meeting was held on Thursday, October 10. To be accepted, students must be juniors or seniors and are required to have a GPA of 93 and an overall average of 97 in a music class such as band, orchestra, or chorus. They must also have participated in the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Solo Festival at least one year and earned a score of 21 out of 28 or a 90 out of 100.

The ceremony included several musical performances as well as the induction of new members. 

At the ceremony the student officers were announced and sworn into their positions. The chapter officers are President Julia Wilkinson, Vice Presidents Jason Pearson and Emily Wong, Secretary Jennifer Song, Treasurer Isabella Friedman, and Historian Meghan Jezik. The chapter advisors are Dr. Crone and Ms. Buono.

¨I’m really excited for this year, and to give back to the music community after everything its done for me,” said junior Meghan Jezik.

The names of new members were announced one by one as they walked across the stage to receive their certificate and a membership pin. Returning members were also called onto the stage to be recognized for their continuation in the chapter.

After the ceremony, there was a reception in the large cafeteria with refreshments for the members families and friends.

“Music is my life; it’s so nice to finally have an honor society for it,” said senior Alana Kim. “It makes my resume look better and I can’t wait to get another graduation cord.”