BY MICHELLE EISENBERG
The Modern Music Masters (Tri-M) Music Honor society held its induction ceremony to welcome new members into the organization Oct. 20.
Nearly 80 students were selected based on their qualities of leadership, intelligence, musical abilities, creativity and character. They were required to fill out an application that was due Sept. 19 and they are required to be in some sort of music class at the Bay.
President Sarah Rothbard, a junior, said the ceremony went well. Almost all of the members attended.
“The new members enjoyed claiming their certificates on stage” Rothbard said. “Parents came and it was just really nice to have everyone together to welcome the new members to the club.”
There were also performances by members who were already in the club. Junior Sabrina Kim and sophomore Alice Lopes performed a piece on the flute. Senior Elizabeth Schwarts sang “Think of Me” from “Phantom of the Opera.” Senior Tony Li and sophomore Emily Schlorf sang and played guitar, while Jose Veliz played a solo on the piano.
“I really enjoyed performing for the audience,” Kim said. “It was nice to have people see everything I’ve been working so hard on.”
Rothbard said everyone seemed to enjoy the performances.
“It was great because the audience got to see a little bit of what this club is all about, and they got to see some of the talent of our current members,” Rothbard said.
There was a dessert reception at the end of the ceremony for all of the members and their parents.
Tri-M also held a meeting Oct. 23.
“We knew it was the end of the quarter, but there were some announcements we needed to make and we had some fun activities planned out,” Rothbard said.
The point system for the club was discussed at the meeting. Each performer earned two points. Each member needs to earn 12 points per year, and seniors need to earn 15 if they want an honor cord to wear at graduation.
Students can earn these points by going to the meetings and events, helping set up, performing, and being an active member. Those who performed at the induction ceremony earned two points each.
The meeting also included some “fun” activities being that it was the last day of the quarter. Members got to participate in a scavenger hunt and in a song game.
“We thought it would be a good ice breaker to pair the members with someone they didn’t know so they could open up show their creative sides,” Rothbard said. “Everyone in the club got to bond, and some members even became close friends with people who they didn’t even know before the meeting.”
Tri M began Falcon Cove tutoring Thursday, Nov. 7 after school. Members will go to the middle school and help students with their instruments and get set up for all-county competitions. Members will get one point for every time they go to tutor.
“If it’s successful we’re going to be tutoring every single Thursday of the year,” Rothbard said.