WEST ORANGE, NJ – West Orange High School’s (WOHS) Music Modern Masters (Tri-M) Honor Society recently welcomed 50 new members to its ranks during a ceremony held in the school’s media center.

Highlights from the ceremony included student performances from the band, orchestra and vocal departments.

"We are very proud of the students in the Tri-M Music Honors Society and all of the students who participate in the many performing groups available to them at WOHS,” said Honor Society Advisor John Hellyer.

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Other performing arts groups include Concert Choir, Honors Chamber Choir, Glee Choir, Jubilee Choir, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, Royal Strings, Spring Musical, Dance, Boys and Girls Step teams more.

Requirements for acceptance into Tri-M include As in a student’s music/arts/dance class, As and Bs in other academic classes and a teacher recommendation. In addition, students must complete eight hours of community service to the music department, such as ushering concerts/plays, helping out at band and Color Guard festivals, etc.

The 50 students received a certificate and Tri-M pin upon their induction, and seniors will receive a pink cord to wear at graduation in June. 

"We have a wealth of talent among these students and are thrilled we can provide so many opportunities for them to flourish," said Hellyer. "Tri-M encompasses the philanthropic and citizenship aspects of being a good performer and students support their department and each other by volunteering for service at music and theatre events. It is truly inspiring to see them as such strong advocates for each other."