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Byram Hills High School Welcomes Five Students into Tri-M Music Honor Society

Recognizing their outstanding musicianship, scholarship, character, leadership and service, Byram Hills High School inducted five seniors into the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Recognizing their outstanding musicianship, scholarship, character, leadership and service, Byram Hills High School inducted five seniors into the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

At an induction ceremony during the spring concert on April 27, the students, Edith Bachmann, Amelia Chung, Rebecca Frieden, Nora Lowe and Eleana Morse, were praised for their accomplishments in music.

“They have displayed leadership throughout their career in their high school ensembles, showing a high degree of loyalty, cooperation, leadership, compassion and of course, service,” said Aaron Lockwood, the Byram Hills Orchestra Director and Tri-M adviser. “They have been selected to and participated in honors ensembles both at the County and All-State levels, and they’ve also always been willing to lend a hand or volunteer their time to perform for students at Wampus or H.C.C.” 

He noted that the students volunteered many weekend hours to help Byram Hills host a New York State School Music Association strings festival in the early spring. “It is yet another example of how truly they understand the importance of community, and supporting and inspiring the next generation of musicians,” Mr. Lockwood said.

Kimberly Dunkin, Westchester County’s NYSSMA representative and a music teacher in the Hendrick Hudson School District, congratulated the inductees in her welcoming remarks. 

“Tonight’s induction is an incredible honor for you all,” she said. “It represents the countless hours and dedication you’ve given to your music community here at Byram, and in turn, to your own musicianship.”

With graduation approaching, she urged the inductees to keep music as part of their lives, regardless of what they do after high school.

“That might mean finding the college a cappella group or the campus band,” Ms. Dunkin said. “It might mean joining a community choir. It might even be purchasing tickets to see the New York Philharmonic.”

Musicians are your people, she told them. “Find them again, wherever you choose to go in whatever you choose to do after high school,” she said. “Find them again so you can continue to nurture your creativity, learn new things and challenge yourselves.”

Tri-M Inductees
From left to right: Eleana Morse, Nora Lowe, Rebecca Frieden, Amelia Chung, and Edith Bachmann