Liberty High School launches Music Honor Society

Liberty High School launches Music Honor Society inductees are pictured with their chapter advisors Sean D. Smith and Christie Bean. Pictured left to right, top row, are Lillie Knepper, Nailah Donatto, Mikayla Montanez, Wesley DCamp, Tucker Schilling, Oscar Secada, Eleanor Hale, Joseph Girard; middle row, Tanis Grimes, Katelyn Singh, Jaci Presnull, Sage Drinkard, Edgar Rangel, Mikaela Farabee, Lauren LeJeune, Lexi Chaparro, Natalie Wages, Liliana Sanchez, Daniel Martinez, Ivan Varela, William Gilley; bottom row, Sean Smith (chapter advisor), Michael DeBerry, Knekya Herron, Cristian Franco, Grace McMillen, Brianna Sanchez, Brianna Bowles, Kirsten Erskins, Bailey Bendele, Samantha Molina, Astrid Sifuentes and Christie Bean (chapter advisor).

The Tri-M® Music Honor Society, the honor society for secondary school music students, announces the chartering of a new chapter at Liberty High School under the leadership of Sean Smith, Director of Bands, and Christie Bean, Director of Choirs.

Chapter 9041 began its operation with an induction ceremony on April 7, honoring its founding class of 32 members. The honorees included:

  • Bailey Bendele
  • Brianna Bowles
  • Lexi Chaparro
  • Wesley DCamp
  • Michael DeBerry
  • Nailah Donatto
  • Sage Drinkard
  • Kirsten Erskins
  • Mikaela Farabee
  • Cristian Franco
  • William Gilley
  • Joseph Girard
  • Tanis Grimes
  • Eleanor Hale
  • Knekya Herron
  • Lillie Knepper
  • Megan LaChapelle
  • Lauren LeJeune
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Grace McMillen
  • Samantha Molina
  • Mikayla Montanez
  • Jaci Presnull
  • Edgar Rangel
  • Brianna Sanchez
  • Liliana Sanchez
  • Tucker Schilling
  • Oscar Secada
  • Astrid Sifuentes
  • Katelyn Singh
  • Ivan Varela
  • Natalie Wages

The formation of this chapter signifies the school’s recognition of the importance of the arts in the development of a comprehensive educational program. The Tri-M Music Honor Society provides a means of recognizing the efforts and achievements of music students who volunteer their time and share their musical talent with others. Since 1952, over 8,000 Tri-M chapters have been chartered in the United States and abroad, and current membership exceeds 79,000.

The goal of the Tri-M Music Honor Society is to foster greater interest in band, orchestra, and choral performance and to provide more opportunities for personal musical expression. Students are selected for membership in the honor society on the basis of musicianship, scholarship, character, leadership, and service to their school and community. The organization’s high standards serve to challenge students to greater effort and achievement and to encourage them in the pursuit of excellence.

In 1983, the Tri-M Music Honor Society became a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education.

NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

For more information about Tri-M or NAfME, visit the website at or call the NAfME office at 800-336-3768.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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