It was great to see so many students attending the Tri-M Mini-Conference this year at KMEA! Here’s a brief recap of the Mini-Conference in case you missed it: We had over 130 students from 8 different chapters attend the Mini-Conference. Andrew Cherry’s session (Teamwork Works!) had students up and moving and working with students from other chapters right away on team building exercises. Street Corner Symphony visited and performed a few selections along with Q&A. Collegiate NAfME members stopped by to share some of their experience as music majors, and to talk about their universities with students. We finished with Chapter presentations about the great things they are doing in their schools and communities with their chapters, and the Tri-M’s Got Talent competition.
Call for pictures from the Mini-Conference
If you or your students took pictures at the Mini-Conference and would like to have them displayed on the KMEA website or in the KMR, please send them to Alex.
Tri-M State Chapter of the Year Application
If your chapter would like to be considered for the State Chapter of the Year Award, please complete the 2017 application Word document and return to Alex McMahon by Monday, April 3rd (electronic preferred). The winner will be announced the week of April 10th.
The state winner will be sent a link to compete for National Chapter of the Year. Deadline for National is May 5, 2017.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an NAfME program that recognizes outstanding music students in secondary level school (grades 6 through 12). Tri-M activities increase students’ school and community involvement with music. Tri-M members are selected based on their academic and musical achievement as well as on their strength of character. Chapters invite qualified students from any organized music ensemble or class in their school to join this international music honor society. Chapter members regularly get involved with community-service activities and music-enrichment events, nurturing a more cohesive, broad, and unified music program. Rewards for the activity include scholarships and awards that are available through the Tri-M awards program.
Benefits of Tri-M membership include unique Tri-M membership materials, scholarships, individual achievement awards, biannual Tri-M newsletters, the Tri-M Web site, Tri-M specialty items, Tri-M conferences at select NAfME nation and regional conferences, and automatic membership in the Junior ASCAP Membership program (J.A.M.).
To start a Tri-M chapter, contact NAfME at 800-336-3768 and ask for the Tri-M Music Honor Society staff, or go to the Tri-M Web site at www.nafme.org/tri-m.
Tri-M Music Honor Society Scholarship
KMEA offers a $500 scholarship each year to a member of Tri-M.
Alumni Achievement Award
The “Tri-M Alumni Achievement Award” is an official recognition of the career successes and life accomplishments of former Tri-M chapter members. More information and a nomination form will be available in the Tri-M manual to be sent to all active advisors in August.