Tri-M, the only national honor society for student musicians in the country, highlights our school’s music program and gives students the opportunity to perform, lead, and serve. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments, and to inspire other students to excel at music and become leaders.

    To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in a school sponsored music ensemble for at least two marking periods, show academic excellence in all subject areas, be a leader in their school/community, and complete different service activities. Students are also chosen based on character; a person who demonstrates respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Candidates must have maintained for the previous semester at least an A average grade or equivalent in music, with at least a cumulative B average grade or equivalent in other academic subjects. To be eligible, students must also acquire the allotted number of points as outlined by the chapters bylaws. Active members must attend all sponsored service events, meetings, and maintain the requirements to remain in good standing.

    Any student who meets the above criteria, the bylaws written by the Passaic Valley Music Department, and have been approved by the advisors will be fully vested as new members.