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Tri-M Music Honor Society Welcomes New Members

Tri-M members stand for a picture after their induction ceremony. Tri-M is made of upperclassmen from both the band and choir. Photo Courtesy of Kaylin Davis.

Wadsworth High School welcomed its new Tri-M Music Honor Society members in an induction ceremony on October 16, in the Performing Arts Center. During the induction ceremony, there were speeches given by the seniors who hold executive positions in the program. 

The Tri-M is a program from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) that focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy.

“We have 50 members, over half are new members,” said Kaylin Davis, WHS Choir Director. “There’s a lot of energy behind it, they are excited to volunteer, they are excited to make the community better.”

To be a member of  Tri-M you have to have at least a cumulative, unweighted grade point average of 3.0 or higher, competed in a top performance group for two years, and have a 4.0 grade point average in that top performance group. 

“Tri-M is the top members of the high school music department coming together to work on organizing shows and developing a higher sense of musical abilities,” said Ethan Kuzmik, a second-year member of Wind Ensemble and senior at WHS. 

The program at the high school is run by Davis and Dana Hire, the director of Wind Ensemble. 

“We do ticketing, for choir, band, and drama [productions]. We’re in charge of all of those tickets,” Kuzmik said. 

Tickets for these events are bought mostly online now so it is up to the members of Tri-M to scan everyone’s tickets and ensure they find their seats. 

Tri-M also participates in things that happen outside of the school. 

“We get to go watch a performance at EJ Thomas Hall, which sounds awesome, I just like listening to music,” Kuzmik said.

Tri-M is available to only juniors and seniors. 

“It’s something that looks good on college applications and it’s cool,” Kuzmik said. “We get to go to Spaghetti Warehouse and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

This program is designed to help students better themselves as artists and musicians. 

“Depending on what college I go to I’ll probably apply for some instrumental music [program],” Kuzmik said. 

Students who are interested in applying for Tri-M next year should be on the lookout for a Google classroom code that they will use next year to submit an application and get more information.

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