Music Honor Society

Robbinsville High School Chapter


Overview:  The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 5,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world.

Purpose:  The purpose of the Music Honor Society is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools.   The three M initials stand for Modern Music Masters.  The Tri-M is under the sponsorship and supervision of NAfME: National Association for Music Education.

Membership:   Sophomore and Junior students are eligible to apply for membership for an early May induction. Please see Mr. Williams or Mr. Wilson for an application.

 Membership Criteria:

  • Music Participation:  Candidates must have been enrolled in a school-sponsored music ensemble for at least one semester each academic year.   After induction, members must continue to be enrolled in a least one semester of an approved music ensemble The approved ensembles are as follows:
    • Chorus
    • Select Choir
    • Concert Band
    • Jazz Band 
  • Grades/Scholarship:  Candidates must have a 91 or above average in the approved music ensembles and an overall un-weighted GPA of 2.8 during each of the previous academic years.  Members must continue to meet the eligibility requirements after induction.
  • Leadership:  Candidates should display leadership ability both in and out of school and provide examples of their leadership experiences.
  • Service:  Candidates should have experience in service activities that are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation.  A minimum of 10 service hours must be documented for acceptance into TRI-M.
  • Character: Candidates should demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, and a caring attitude for others.

It is important to note that membership in TRI-M is a privilege, not a right!

See Mr. Williams or Mr. Wilson for any questions you may have about this club.