• TRI- M 

    National Music Honor Society

    Central Bucks East Chapter #5655 


    About Tri-M

    • The Tri-M® Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education(NAfME), which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy.

    • Tri-M is the only music honor society for junior/middle school and high school students in the country.

    • Tri-M recognizes students that have gone above and beyond both academically and musically.

    • Tri-M also provides students leadership opportunities to make a difference in their community through music-based service projects.

    • There are more than 2,100 chapters across 50 states and 15 countries.

    • Tri-M involves more than 84,000 students in grades 6-12.

    • Each year, student members contribute more than 750,000 service hours to their school and local communities and raise nearly $1 million for causes they care about.


    * Must be a member of one of the CB East select music ensembles (Band, Orchestra or Select Choirs)

    * Must have an A in music ensemble class

    * Must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher 

    * Must participate in Tri-M Induction Ceremony

    * Must attend all Tri-M meetings

    * Must participate or volunteer at 1 Tri-M approved performance/event

    *Must pay membership dues



    CB East Tri-M Chapter 5655 Bylaws



    History of Tri-M

    • 1936—Alexander Harley and his wife Frances founded the Maine Music Masters at Maine Township High School in Park Ridge, IL.

    • 1952—Maine Music Masters became incorporated and was renamed Modern Music Masters.

    • 1954—The first individual member recognition, known as the Top-Notcher Certificate of Achievement, was presented. This certificate was renamed Tri-M® Leadership in 2002.

    • 1971—First Master Musician Certificate was presented.

    • 1983—Modern Music Masters became a program of MENC: The National Association for Music Education and was officially renamed the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

    • 1986—The first year Tri-M was recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) as an approved program.

    • 1989—The first State Conference Achievement Recognition was presented to Tri-M members accepted to All-State Honor Ensembles. This certificate was renamed Honor Ensemble Achievement in 2003.

    • 2002—State Chapter of the Year recognition was given in addition to the National Chapter of the Year.

    • 2002—The Top-Notcher Recognition was renamed Tri-M Leadership.

    • 2003—The State Conference Achievement Recognition was renamed Honor Ensemble Achievement and was expanded to recognize Tri-M member participation in state, division, and national honor ensembles.

    • 2003—The first Tri-M Outstanding Service Recognition was presented.

    • 2004—The first Tri-M Alumni Achievement Recognition was presented.