Dec 112012

Nashoba Tech Tri-M Chorus

Members of the Nashoba Tech chorus include, front row, from left, Sabrina Reedy (freshman, Chelmsford), Sabrina Santoro (freshman, Pepperell) and Stephanie Santiago (freshman, Chelmsford); back row, from left, Brittany Jarvis (junior, Ayer), Kylee Larosa (freshman, Pepperell), Makayla Crossman (junior, Chelmsford), Sydney Delforte (freshman, Groton), Emma Parla-Aziz (sophomore, Tewksbury), Danielle Proulx (junior, Pepperell) and Matthew Harkin (freshman, Chelmsford); and, back row, from left, Music instructor Laura Lamore, Peyton McCarthy (junior, Chelmsford), Jordan Forrest (freshman, Chelmsford), Jessica Stevens (freshman, Groton), Kyle Askenburg (freshman, Chelmsford) Dominique Manning (junior, Ayer) and Christian Proia (freshman, Westford)

WESTFORD — Members of the Music program at Nashoba Valley Technical High School have something to sing about — the school recently became the latest charter member of the national Tri-M Music Honor Society.

The Tri-M Music Honor Society (the three M”s stand for Modern Music Masters) is a program of the Virginia-based National Association for Music Education. Inductees must have the academic qualifications (a grade of C or better in all classes), but with music added (a grade of B or better in Music classes). There are also elected officers — president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and historian.

“It”s like National Honor Society but with music,” Music instructor Laura Lamore said. “It”s the best of the best of music.”

Lamore said having the Tri-M Music Honor Society at Nashoba Tech gives the 4-year-old Music program a little more cachet.

“The kids get to have more ownership of the program and make more of the decisions,” she said, adding that students will receive extra credit for performances the band and chorus produce.
“It”s good to have that national affiliation,” Lamore added.