2017 Kansas Tri-M Mini-Conference
February 24, 2017

Greetings fellow Tri-M Advisors,

I hope you’ve had a great semester! I know there are many end of the semester events happening at your school as the semester winds down, but I wanted to take a moment to share information about the 2017 Tri-M Mini-Conference on February 24, 2017 (held on the Friday of KMEA In-Service Workshop). We will once again meet in the Service Club at Century II. For those who have not attended previously, the Service Club is located under the main performance stage. We have a packed morning of activities planned for your chapters. Andrew Cherry from TeamWork Works! will start our morning by sharing some leadership and team-building activities, as well as Street Corner Symphony stopping by to talk about their experience as a professional vocal ensemble. We will also have time for chapters to share ways they are involved in their schools and communities. We will finish the morning with the annual Tri-M’s Got Talent competition. Chapters are encouraged to prepare a song or skit, or be represented by an individual or small group from their chapter. Hope to see you and your chapter there!

Thank you,

Alex McMahon
KMEA Tri-M Chair

Tri-M Min-Conference Schedule:

7:30AM- On-site check in (Registration needs to be completed online ahead of time, see details below for registration)

8:00AM- Teamwork Works with Andrew Cherry. Mr. Cherry will share some ice breakers and team builder activities that student leaders can take back to their chapters and ensembles. Please wear something comfortable that you can move around in!

9:15AM- A visit from Street Corner Symphony to talk about contemporary a cappella music and their style within that genre, as well as their group’s story.

9:45AM- Music is my life. CNAfME members share their experiences as a current college music majors. (Panel Discussion)

10:15AM- Tri-M Connect. After making real connections at our last ISW mini-conference, we are going to have collegiate chapters share their experiences at their universities.

10:45AM- Tri-M chapters will share short presentations about activities and events their chapters are working on throughout the year to promote music education in their schools and communities. (Computer, projector and speakers will be available if you would like to share a PowerPoint)

11:15AM- Tri-M’s Got Talent. 6th Annual Tri-M’s Got Talent competition. (This could be a group song or skit or an individual representing the chapter)

11:50AM- Closing remarks

12:00PM- End of Tri-M Mini-Conference. Chapters are encouraged to spend the afternoon visiting the exhibits and clinics. Registration badges will give students free access to the exhibit hall and all ISW clinics.


ISW registration for Tri-M chapters is now open at:

Advisors will need a universal password in order to submit their registration entries. Please check your email for an email from Alex McMahon with the password.

The posted deadline for chapter advisors to complete their entries is Feb. 17, 2017. If you are bringing students on Thursday of KMEA and need to pick up Tri-M badges early, please stop by the C-NAFME booth at registration to retrieve student badges. Thank you!

New to Tri-M?

Are you interested in starting a Tri-M chapter at your school? Please contact for more information!

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

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.