Music can alter ones perspective on their surrounding world allowing their emotions to be affected by the music they listen to or perform.
Nineteen North Shore students were recently inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society, an organization that helps reinforce services through music. The services include but are not limited to mentoring, tutoring, and/or supporting fellow students which further allows music to inspire and touch the hearts of its members in North Shore High School and the community.
In order to be eligible for induction, students must be actively involved in their schools diverse range of musical programs. In addition, students must participate and reach a Level V in the New York State School of Music Association (NYSSMA). These students are recognized not only for their outstanding academic and musical successes, but also their leadership qualities. Music is a universal language that is used to express what words cannot. It has the power to unify individuals. Tri-M enables students all over the world to utilize their passion for music and give back to their community one musical note at a time.
Congratulations go out to the 2016-17 North Shore Tri-M Music Honor Society inductees including: Luca Antinori, Maxwell Bross, Keegan Brown, Nicholas Ditrano, Joseph Doyle, Adam Fuentes, John Labbate, Danielle Liguri, Olivia Nester, Daniel Minsky, Griffen Olitsky, Demi Otis, Nicole Palmetto, Henry Purcell, Gabriella Roach, Nicole Schneider, Fiona Shonik, Emma Sorensen, and Eric Yado.
In addition, two student musicians beautifully performed for their peers and the audience members. Christine Ramirez impressed us on the violin, while John Vogel wowed us on the trombone. Additionally, North Shore Social Studies Teacher, Mr. Emmanuel Blanchard, was the guest speaker at the Tri-M ceremony and was made an honorary member by the officers Diana Miller, Jessica Weber, Nicholas Rubertone, Caroline Schwab, Patryk Kosc and Zoe Malin led by music teacher Jodie Larson. Mr. Blanchard not inspired this group of talented student musicians with his words but performed beautifully on the piano.
Congratulations go out to all of the North Shore Tri-M inductees!
Article and photos by Shelly Newman