Purpose The communities to be served within the NAfME Music Honor Society Advisory Council are fundamentally associated with a program of activities and membership in a manner unlike the other councils and societies. A programmatic structure is the best way to promote lifelong engagement with the Association and music education. NAfME Advisory Councils will provide expert, committed, representative leadership in supporting program efforts for pre-college student activities.
Mission To recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and provide leadership opportunities. (October 2011)
Goals The Committee goals are a mutual and collaborative process among the NEB, National President, Chair, and Society and Council members. Goals for any time period should be consistent with the Association’s priorities as stated in the Strategic Plan and other board documents or statements. They must also be within the limits of the operating budget of the Association. Generally, the Chair and committee members will help the Association:
- Act as a conduit for information to and from the board with regard to the interests and concerns of a defined group of members and, in doing so, foster and encourage membership among that group;
- Increase involvement & enthusiasm for the Association among the relevant group of members and other constituents with like interests who may not be members;
- Identify member volunteers.
Additional Responsibilities of the Council:
- The Chair is to convene quarterly meetings with the entire committee (including the National Executive Board/NEB liaison) to discuss Council initiatives and seek input from each other.
- To be a strong advocate for music students and music teachers and to promote the lifelong benefits of music programs.
- To recruit middle school and high school teachers to serve as advisors for a Tri-M chapter in their school.
- Develop a rubric and process for selecting the National Tri-M chapter of the year in the junior and senior division.
- Serve as a resource for Tri-M state chairs for purposes of encouraging new chapters and renewal of chapters in their states.
- Provide input for continuing education for advisors and students to support school-based Tri-M activities.
- Assist with outreach to potential sponsors and partners for Tri-M
- The Council will work to provide awareness of topical items and events by providing content for NAfME’s website. (NAfME staff will then post to the appropriate web page.)
- The Council will provide will respond and contribute to community discussions on Amplify, NAfME’s online community platform
- Reporting: Each Council will submit an annual written report on progress toward the council’s goals. This report will be submitted in time for dissemination to the National Assembly.