First Tri-M Concert at SHS


(from left to right) Melody Shen, Adin Lamport, Vianne Lim, Joning Wang, Alina Zhang, and Henry Zhang performing Merry-Go-Round-of-Life from Howl’s Moving Castle

James Liu, Writer

The Tri-M Music Honor Society was founded by The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in 1936, with the goal to motivate students and display their accomplishments in music-making world. Similar to its core concept, the Scarsdale High School Tri-M Music Honor Society is a club where like-minded students who are passionate about music gather to showcase their talents. 

This past Thursday, November 18th, they held a concert in the music tower at SHS. The performance consisted of a variety of instruments, ranging from the clarinet to the piano, or even using their vocal instruments through singing. The recording will be sent to people in nursing homes to comfort and connect with them. 

The pandemic has taken a toll on a lot of people, but Tri-M has managed to hold up its traditions by recording concerts from home. In the past, Tri-M held concerts at various venues such as nursing homes, homeless shelters, and many others. While they still haven’t returned to in person performances, virtual concerts like these will allow people to keep the spirit of music alive. “Tri-M is important for me personally because I enjoy practicing music with my peers, and it makes me happy that I am able to share my love for music with others,” said Joning Wang ’24, who was also a performer at the concert. 

Tri-M also provides ample opportunities for students to practice their leadership skills, from planning concerts to influencing younger students to get involved and become leaders themselves. For example, they have a fellowship program where high school students enroll to mentor and share their passion for music with younger students in middle or elementary school. The mentor and mentee meet once a week to talk about music. This provides opportunities for students to become more involved in their community through their love for music. In Joning’s case, his sister, Joanna Wang ’21, encouraged him to do practice partners; at first, he didn’t want to do it, but after he saw how much he can impact his mentee, he decided that he would continue to do this program. This concert, and club as a whole, is a great representation of the passion, dedication, and talent that so many student musicians share at SHS.