The Cherokee Trail High School Tri-M Music Honor Society was named the 2014 Colorado Chapter of the Year and First Runner-up for National Chapter of the Year by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The chapter received an $800 scholarship that can be used towards clinicians, master classes, field trips, conference travel or summer music program scholarships. The group will also be featured in a story in Teaching Music Magazine and on the NAfME website.
The CTHS Tri-M chapter is one of more than 6,500 chapters across the country. Tri-M recognizes students for their academic and musical achievements, encourages participation in service activities and inspires other students to excel in music and leadership.
The CTHS chapter consists of 55 students from band, orchestra and choir who must meet high standards, including a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, participation in a music class throughout the school year, active and productive contributions to the Performing Arts department and school, a musical performance for the chapter and involvement in at least one major Tri-M initiative each semester.
The chapter focuses on leadership development, musical outreach and community service. This year the chapter helped organize events such as the Jazz Dinner Dance, Adopt-A-Hallway, Make Your Life A Musical Day, CHSAA Large Group Festival, Celebration of the Arts, Adopt-A-Street program and participated in the Tri-M Leadership Seminar.
Special congratulations to last year’s chapter leadership: Emily Kieffer, President; Greg Sonnier, Vice President; Stephaine Schell, Events Coordinator; and Danielle Van Minnen, Secretary.
Posted August 4, 2014.