The purpose of this national organization is to inspire music participation, create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, and promote leadership in the music students of secondary schools.


Listed below are the prerequisites necessary to apply for membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society. You must maintain these criteria to continue membership in Tri-M. If at any time, you do not satisfy these criteria, you may be suspended from the honor society, losing all rights and privileges attached to such membership.

Music Participation—Candidates must have completed one year in a music ensemble at Reservoir High School and be currently enrolled in at least one RHS music ensemble class at the time of application. Continued membership in a school music ensemble is required for continued membership in Tri-M.

Grades—Candidates must have a minimum of a weighted 3.0 GPA at the time of application and must maintain a 3.0 or higher throughout Tri-M membership. Students must also maintain an A average in all enrolled music ensembles while members.

Service—Service projects or activities that benefitted another person or group, in which you were an active participant prior to the application, may be submitted. As a member, you will participate in additional service-related activities (previous service activities are not counted towards the requirement to maintain membership status). Services or activities for which you personally received money or compensation do not qualify as meeting the service requirement of Tri-M.

Leadership—Members of Tri-M are willing and able to step into a leadership role when asked or when they see that there is a need. Leadership is defined as an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction.

Character—Tri-M members demonstrate respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Examples of good character include following school policies and procedures, being punctual to class and rehearsals, assisting those who may need your help, and supporting other students.

Application materials will be available in the Spring.