WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sixty-seven students from theater, band, orchestra, marching band, glee club and choirs were inducted into the West Orange High School Tri-M Music Honor Society this month.

Tri-M Music Honor Society, formerly known as Modern Music Masters, is both a middle school and high school honor society and is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). It recognizes students for their academic and musical achievements and to provides leadership and service opportunities to young musicians.

Each school has its own chapter, which is run by the students and supervised by an advisor or sponsor. There are approximately 6200 participating chapters internationally.

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To be eligible for membership, a student must maintain a B-average in his or her music classes, a B-average in all of his or her academic courses, be presently enrolled in a music course at his or her school, and be recommended for membership by his or her school's music faculty.

Senior Ruth Mesfin opened the evening by singing "The Star Spangled Banner," followed by Tri-M Choral members singing the West Orange High School mater.

Tri-M Advisor John Hellyer welcomed family and friends and additional selections by students highlighted flute and orchestra:

Sonata for Flute & Piano Mvt. 2: ...Otar Taktakishvili; Eduardo Fajardo, flute, Mr. William Farley, piano

Concerto in D major - Allegro...A. Vivaldi; Samantha James, Matthew Carlos & Sessina Dani, Violin 1; Brett Zelingson & Vanassa Lafleur, Violin 2; Gita Anaud, Viola; Danielle Berger, Cello; Destiny Diggs-Pinto, Bass

Following the recognition of the new inductees, senior Tyreek Voltaire performed a moving rendition of "Make Them Hear You” from "Ragtime."

Pictured above are:

Tri-M Officers:

President- Kefi Mutume

Vice President- Selam Bellette

Secretary- Matthew Carlos

Treasurer- Julia Edelman

Band Liaison- Wolfgang Schneitinger

Choir Liaison- Jailyn McBurrows

Drama Liaison- Sophia Torres

Orchestra Liaison – Alexandra Glascow

Missing from photo: Kefi Mtume

 

2017-18 Tri-M Inductees:

AYSAR ABDELGALIL

XAVIER ABELSON

ISAIAH ADRIEN

CHISOM ADUBASIM

GITA ANAND

KATHERINE  ANDERSEN

VICTORIA AQUINO

MIYA ASOBO

BRIAN BALTHAZAR

KARAN BELDAY

DANIELLE BERGER

STEVE BRIZUELA-FERNANDEZ

TYRA BROOKS

SOPHIA CORDOBA

MAZEN DAHROUG

SESSINA DANI

NEIL DIEJUSTE

DESTINY DIGGS-PINTO

RUTH DONAGHER

HENRY DORCEL

TYLER EATMAN

EDUARDO FAJARDO

RACHEL FAVETTA

DAMILARE FEMI-AKANBI

ANIKA FERNANDES

ALEXANDRA FIORE

HANNAH FLEMING

GABRIELLE FLORENDO

KAELA HOHN

BRIELLE HUNTER

RHODE ANNAELLE JEANNITON

EDGAR JOVEL

VANASSA LAFLEUR

STAR LAWSON

GABRIELLE LECOUR

JORDYN LEON

JAKELI LLIGUICOTA

SAMUEL LOUIS-CHARLES

JENNIFER MACIEJAK

CYNTHIA MAKACHI

DANA MASSUNG

MASSIMO MCCORMICK

VINCENT MEANS

CHLOE MENGDEN

YEDIDIA MESFIN

NYAH MOLIERE

BRYAN MONTOYA

BRANDON MORRISON

AARON OSHIRO

ALEXANDRA OMPOK

MIKE PETROS

TANVEER QURESHI

AMY REZNIK

JESUS ROSAS

DANIELLE RUSSELL

ARTHI SIVENDRA

AIDAN TARANTINO

JADEN THOMPSON

SOPHIA TORRES

ALIYAH VANTERPOOL

ANAYELLI VIGO

TYREEK VOLTAIRE

RUTHANNE WARD

JASON WILLIAMS

BRETT ZELIGSON

LEO ZEOLI

LUCIANO ZEOLI

See all the photos from the Tri-M Induction here.