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Music Honor Society Launched at Waldorf


The Tri-M® Music Honor Society, the honor society for secondary school music students, announces the chartering of a new chapter at the Waldorf School of Garden City, under the leadership of music teacher Mr. Andrew Fallu.

The formation of this chapter signifies the school’s recognition of the importance of the arts in the development of a comprehensive educational program. The Tri-M Music Honor Society provides a means of recognizing the efforts and achievements of music students who volunteer their time and share their musical talent with others. Since 1952, almost 5,000 Tri-M chapters have been chartered in the United States and abroad, and current membership exceeds 50,000.

The goal of the Tri-M Music Honor Society is to foster greater interest in band, orchestra, and choral performance and to provide more opportunities for personal musical expression. Students are selected for membership in the honor society on the basis of musicianship, scholarship, character, leadership, and service to their school and community. The organization’s high standards serve to challenge students to greater effort and achievement and to encourage them in the pursuit of excellence.

In 1983, the Tri-M Music Honor Society became 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.

For more information about Tri-M or NAfME, visit the Web site at www.nafme.org/tri-m.

Update: At the recent High School Spring Concert on Tuesday, March 17th, Mr. Fallu announced the nine high school students who were inducted into the first class of the Tri-M Honor Society Chapter. They are:

Senior Mark Gonzalez
Junior Anja Resnick
Junior Gerard Burnett
Junior Rebecca Cooperstein
Junior Emanuel Spitalny
Sophomore Gabrielle Martin
Sophomore Cailyn Hobbs
Sophomore Peter Le Porin
Sophomore Eric Mundy

Click here to listen to the High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Loren Dempster, perform “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars as well as the High School Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Andy Fallu, perform a traditional South African song “Freedom is in Your Hand.” (Junior Gerard Burnett soloist.)

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