2015-2016 Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year Announced

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Kristen Rencher

KristenR@nafme.org or 571-323-5898


For today’s students to succeed tomorrow, they need a comprehensive education that includes music taught by exemplary music educators.


2015-2016 Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year Announced

RESTON, VA (June 29, 2016) –The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announces the 2015-2016 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year. The National Chapter of the Year Program is designed to motivate and reward chapters that perform service projects, encourage Chapter Officers to perform their duties properly, and increase awareness and interest in what other Tri-M® chapters are doing.

The Tri-M® National Chapter of the Year (Junior and Senior) will receive an engraved permanent service plaque along with the Chapter of the Year Scholarship award. Scholarships must be used to find a professional development activity for the chapter including, but not limited to, clinicians, master classes, field trips, conference travel, or summer music program scholarships.

Senior Division

Chapter of the Year

Homestead High School – Cupertino, CA

John Burn, advisor

First Runner Up

Half Hollow Hills High School West – Dix Hills, NY

Karen Romeo, advisor

Second Runner Up

San Marcos High School – San Marcos, TX

Christopher Hanson, advisor

Junior Division

Chapter of the Year

Ranney Middle School – Tinton Falls, NJ

Lillianne Torrente, advisor

First Runner Up

Hunters Creek Middle School – Jacksonville, NC

Gloria Thompson, advisor

Second Runner Up

Elizabeth Davis Middle School – Chester, VA

Jon Schoepflin, advisor

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 1,780 active chartered chapters, and approximately 70,000 student members, Tri-M has helped young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).


National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 60,000 members, the organization is the voice of music education in the United States.


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