The Tri-M Honor Society is an international music honor society for secondary school students who have a keen interest in the musical art and is sponsored by Margaret Heron. The chief aims of the Tri-M Music Honor Society are to foster greater interest in band, orchestral, and choral performance and to provide wider opportunities for personal musical expression. Students are selected for membership in the society on the basis of musicianship, scholarship, character, cooperation, leadership, and service to the their school and community. The organization’s high standards, including a cumulative GPA of 3.50, 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 MENC: The National Association for Music Education (MENC). MENC, with over 85,000 members, is the largest nonprofit association dedicated to the advancement of music education at the national and local levels. MENC’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession and for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum.