At Plainview-JFK, music is more than a course of study. It's a way to give to the community.
And recently, that's exactly what 64 students from Plainview-JFK High School did when they entertained about 75 seniors at the Mid-Island Y JCC.
The students were members of the high school’s chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, a service organization founded to recognize outstanding student musical talent and to bring live music to the community.
Tri-M is an international society with over 4,000 active chapters worldwide and is sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). The high school’s local chapter was instituted in 1994 by Plainview music teacher and Tri-M advisor Glenn Rubin.
“It is important that our youth learn to use their gifts to spread joy to others,” Rubin said. "When one has been given so much talent and education, one’s reaction must be to give something back to our community.”
This annual concert, held this year on Jan. 11, has been part of Tri-M’s program for well over a decade.