Long Beach Middle School is excited to announce the induction of 27 students to the district’s newest Junior Tri-M Chapter 9410 that took place on Oct. 3.
At the inaugural ceremony, the following new members who were recognized and honored are Rebecca Arden, Maven Aull, Mikayla Berga, Maya Cohen, Presley Eidens, Elora Gerantabee, Josette Gerber, Julia Glenz, Lindsey Haberlack, Christian Kalner, Nathaniel Kaplan, Anthony Marra, Jack Martin, Sofia Milito, Daniel Morgan, Jr., Finella Moriarty, Machara Moriarty, Reese Nielsen, Katherine O’Brien, Sydney Olivo, Kingsley Pax, Brooklyn Quigley, Leia Sacks, Leah Schade, Isabella Schembri, John Specht, Tara Sullivan, Peyton Waine and Kayla Watts. These middle school students are some of the school’s most accomplished young musicians and are the first group of eligible candidates to start this brand-new chapter.
The Junior Tri-M Music Honor Society advisor David Lobenstein told the inductees, “You are now in the unique position of being able to pass the torch of your musical knowledge to others and future beneficiaries of the musical arts. May you wear your Tri-M pin with pride and dignity as you continue to demonstrate the value of music in your life and share your gift with your school and community.”
Additionally at the event, Long Beach High School Tri-M Officers were on hand to announce the Junior Tri-M Officers for this year are Co-Presidents Mikayla Berga and Isabella Schembri, Co-Vice Presidents are Rebecca Arden and Brooklyn Quigley, Secretary is Christian Kalner, Treasurer is Sydney Olivo and Historian is Julia Glenz. Parents and guests in attendance also enjoyed various musical selections performed by students.
Long Beach Director of Media, Visual, and Performing Arts Julia Lang-Shapiro shared, “We are proud to recognize these students by celebrating their accomplishments while looking forward with excitement and anticipation at what awaits them this school year. I'm so proud of these students and all that they do to give back to our community through music.”
Tri-M Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education, which recognizes students for academic and musical achievements while providing leadership and service opportunities to its members. Students are chosen for induction into the society based on musicianship, character, leadership and service to their school and community.