Tri-M Music Honor Society

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    International Chapter-of-the-Year 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2018

    First Runner Up 1996, 2010


    Herricks High School sponsors a chapter of the international music honor society known as Tri-M.  The society is affiliated with the National Association For Music Education (NAfME) which is the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of music education.


    Tri-M shares and supports the objectives of every dedicated music educator to increase student and school involvement with music and to strengthen and unify the school music program.  Tri-M offers a complete system of rewards that help motivate effort and recognize excellence in individuals and chapters.  With this system, the society builds self-esteem and provides for a channel of personal fulfillment.  A student who is inducted as a tri-m member has achieved one of the highest honors in the Herricks music department.


    A student who is inducted as a Tri-M member has achieved one of the highest musical honors at Herricks High School. In order to become a member the student must meet several criteria*.

    1.      The student must be enrolled in a Herricks High School performing music organization.

    2.      The student must maintain a grade of A or better in their primary performing organization.

    3.      The student must achieve a NYSSMA grade of VI-A or better in an official NYSSMA adjudication

    4.      The student must have a recommendation from the conductor of his/her major performing ensemble attesting to citizenship, leadership abilities and general cooperation as an ensemble member.


    Tri-M is a service based organization which brings music to the Herricks community through several performance opportunities such as performing at senior centers, concerts and recitals, outreach to the middle school and elementary schools, helping younger students. Tri-M also works closely with other chapters from neighboring districts.


    Eligible students will be informed in the early fall and will then complete an initiation period. Once full membership criteria is completed, students will be formally inducted in a special ceremony in the Spring.