Residents of the nursing home in Mamaroneck tapped their toes and clapped to the beats of the songs being played by the (MHS) chapter of Tri-M, the international music honor society for middle and high-school students. Members belted out tunes a cappella and played instruments for a standing room only show.
The MHS Tri-M chapter has approximately 55 active members (including apprentices), many of whom are also involved in orchestra and other music-oriented groups at MHS.
“The goal of the group is to promote community service in Larchmont and Mamaroneck, “said Dina Madden, music coordinator for the district and choral teacher at MHS.
“The students did this on their own last year [concert]..it was more impromptu,”she said.
In addition to their work in the outside community, members of the Tri-M group are also active in mentoring younger students at the , helping to raise scholarship funds through bake sales during the year and serving as ushers at school concerts, said Madden.
This year’s concert was organized by Madden and Michele Kucic, the orchestra director at MHS.
The next big concert will be Monday, Nov. 21 when two players from the Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with the MHS Chamber Orchestra. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the McLain Auditorium at MHS.