Service Through Music
International School Bangkok’s (ISB) very own Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter hosted its very first charity concert last semester. The concert, nicknamed the Tri-M Charity Concert, was held in order to raise funds to purchase and donate musical instruments to students at the local Prasert Islam school.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an internationally recognized program giving young musicians all over the world a chance to pursue their love for music in a way that benefits their community. With more than 5,500 chartered chapters worldwide, ISB’s chapter members have consistently committed themselves to remain pursuant to this sentiment. Following a brief hiatus in service activities due to the pandemic, this concert is Tri-M’s first of many projects embodying their mission: “service through music.”
Fundraising for Instruments
With eight musical presentations and over 20 performers making up the concert program, this concert had a variety of unique performances ranging from solos and duets to septets and nonets. Apart from performing, Tri-M student members were also heavily involved in selling tickets before school, during lunch, and after school. This effort paid off as, in the end, more than 30,000 THB was raised from ticket sales and donations. These funds were later used to purchase two electric keyboards, 13 ukuleles, and 30 recorders which were donated to the Prasert Islam School.
(ISB Tri-M Music Honor Society Chapter Officers handing off the instruments at Prasert Islam School)
“We believe that providing this opportunity for young musicians to see how their passion for music can positively impact their community lies at the heart of Tri-M’s mission” - the Tri-M officers: Minnie, Byw Byw, Ruotong, Seungyu, and Tee.
Community Support & Impact
Preparations for this project began months in advance, with the officers meeting over the summer break to discuss the necessary details to ensure the success of this concert. “Despite all the challenges faced in the short time frame, this concert was still a huge success, but we could not have done it without the support of the Arts and Activities office, Building & Grounds staff, the Theatre Tech staff, and of course, our very own Tri-M members, ” the Tri-M officers were quoted as saying.
“All in all, we hope that this concert has reminded both the community and ISB students of the impact they can make,” said the officers. ISB’s Tri-M Music Honor Society welcomes all young musicians seeking to take their passion for music to the next level. For more information about ISB’s music program, see here.
Written By: Ruotong Tian